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Anti-Bullying Hotline Unveiled

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Poster for new bullying hotline - New York, NY - Oct 19, 2011 (credit: Stan Brooks / 1010 WINS)

Poster for new bullying hotline – New York, NY – Oct 19, 2011 (credit: Stan Brooks / 1010 WINS)

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NEW YORK (CBS 2) — A new hotline is helping children battle bullying.

It’s called “BRAVE,” which stands for “building respect, acceptance, and voice through education.”

The hotline was launched by the United Federation of Teachers, and the Mental Health Association of New York City.

The hotline’s number is 212-709-3222.

Kids have 24-hour access to professionals who can provide supportive listening, crisis intervention and suicide risk assessment.

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