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UNF holds anti-bullying event

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A University of North Florida sorority held an anti-bullying event for area Girl Scouts on Saturday.

The Kappa Delta sorority decided to hold the event because of the amount of bullying going on with girls.

"I think girls almost have it worse than boys do," said Danielle St. Onge, a sorority member.

St. Onge said she believes girls take comments about physical appearance differently than boys, and that girls can be mean at a young age.

"Girls, I think, take it to heart a little more," said St. Onge.

"Bullying is such a prevalent issue in our schools today that when we found out that this sorority was hosting a rally to teach these girls how to stand up for themselves and what they can do so that there are not bullied and so they will not want to bully others," said Laura Plate, a Brownie leader and mother.

Plate added that she was happy the college-aged women were reaching out to a younger generation.

"To make them realize how special they are and how they don't need to bully and that can stand up for themselves," said Plate.