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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Joey Perry is the owner of his own martial arts academy and he plans to put a stop to bullying by educating children and their parents.

"It's all about educating the local kids on how not to be a bully what to do if they are being bullied how they can talk to adults teachers and their parents and actually how to tell other people who might be bullied, said Perry."

He plans to teach kids how to handle all aspects of bullying. Things like what should be done to protect themselves and their peers.

"You've got to tell the kids it's ok to talk. It's ok to tell somebody you're not being a snitch you're not being negative. You know stand up for yourself, have that confidence I mean that's what the program is all about."

Not only will children benefit from the anti bullying class but their parents will benefit as well.

"Parents can learn how to talk to their kids about bullying how to talk to their kid and how to watch for warning signs. Is my kid a bully? You know a lot of people don't ask that."

With the popularity of the subject, more classes like these could be offered in the future.

"We're going have a packed house. We have a lot of people that pre-registered and I've had a lot of calls, a lot of emails and actually a lot of requests to do a second one here in the next few weeks."

The No Bullying class is free and is offered to everyone five-years-old and up.

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