Working toward bully free

Were you bullied?

State Rep. Jimmy Tokioka said bullying is not limited to just little people.

“Even when you grow up, there are people who bully you,” he said, Saturday during an anti-bullying campaign at the Kukui Grove Center.

Augie T, guest emcee who also helped the Fun Factory with its grand re-opening and birthday celebration, said he was bullied when he was a youngster. His daughter, Mahea, a junior beauty queen, said she, too, was bullied when discussing her possible participation in the pageant.

El Doi of the state Department of Health said the anti-bullying campaign was started last year when Kauai’s legislators donated prizes for the “Mauka to Makai, Bully Free Kauai” poster and logo contests.

Doi said this year’s forum expands by including an Employee of the Year and Employer of the Year during its presentation with the theme of “Employment: Making It Work.”

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