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One in three children say they’ve been bullied at some point during the school year. Of those children, half won’t admit that they’ve been a victim.


KBJR 6 and Range 11 and KDLH 3 are proud to be working to change those statistics with our new “Speak Up. Speak Out” segment. We’re proud to be encouraging the community to speak up and speak out against bullying in all of its forms.


Throughout the year, Kevin Jacobsen will be exploring the societal problem of bullying, the measures being taken by schools to prevent it and raise awareness, efforts by communities and lawmakers to curb the problem, and what you can do personally to take a stand against bullying.


These efforts are nothing without the support of the local communities. We invite you to take part in our ongoing conversation via Facebook and Twitter using #SpeakUpSpeakOut to ask questions, provide suggestions and sharing ideas for future segments. 


  • Bullied teen shares story to help others before it's too late

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Our Speak, Up Speak Out campaign urges victims of bullying to take action. But it's not always easy. One young teen experienced emotional and physical pain. She hopes by opening up to Kevin Jacobsen; others won't have to go through it.

  • Rise of Cyber Bullying: Part One

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - She was cyber bullied, but had the courage to take a stand. As we continue our Speak Up Speak Out project, a high schooler's experience and how she prevented others from becoming a target.

  • Rise of Cyber Bullying: Part Two

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - More than half of American teenagers have been bullied online. The same number has engaged in cyber bullying themselves. As we continue our "Speak Up Speak Out" series, we take a look at how police are taking a lead in curbing an increasing problem in the Northland.

  • Duluth school drums up bullying awareness

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Minnesota now has a tougher approach to combat bullying in our school hallways following the passage of the Safe & Supportive Schools Act. But that doesn't mean schools across the state aren't already doing their part to bring attention to the problems

  • Curbing bullying takes a community

    Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - One in three students says they've been bullied during the school year. More than half don't ever report it. And in today's digital age, it doesn't always happen in our hallways. So where do we even begin to curb the problem?

  • The legislative push to end bullying in our schools

    St. Paul, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The push to curb bullying in Minnesota heads back to St. Paul later this month. It comes in the form of a bill known as the "Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act."

  • Hayward senior shares his experiences of bullying

    Hayward, WI (NNCNOW.com) -- A high school senior in a relatively small school in northwest Wisconsin says like many teenagers, he has experienced bullying.

  • Out Front Minnesota Lobby Day at the Capitol

    St. Paul, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Stay up to date with the lobbying efforts going on at the Minnesota capitol concerning the Marriage Amendment that will be on ballot in November.

  • "Rachel's Challenge" presented at Proctor High School

    Proctor, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A nationwide anti-bullying campaign stopped at Proctor High School Thursday.

  • Mountain Iron Buhl students fight back against bullying

    Mountain Iron, MN (NNCNOW.com) - Students at an Iron Range school took to the streets Friday to fight back against bullying.