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Picked on at school for something that he can't control. Little Jaylen knows the agony of being bullied, and he thinks he knows why kids do it. We're going to tell you what he's doing to battle back - no fists involved.



PHILLIPS: Well, his difference makes him a target, but they've taught him a lot, too.

A little Florida boy is working hard on his summer vacation battling bullying.

This story now from Melissa Sogegian of our affiliate Bay News 9.


MELISSA SOGEGIAN, BAY NEWS 9 CORRESPONDENT (voice-over): It takes Jaylen Arnold awhile to type an e-mail. The 8-year-old is often interrupted by uncontrollable ticking.

JAYLEN ARNOLD, 9-YEAR-OLD ANTI-BULLYING ACTIVIST: And it makes you do all different things that you can't control.

SOGEGIAN (on camera): Mm-hmm.

J., ARNOLD: Your brain does.

SOGEGIAN (voice-over): He has Tourette's syndrome, a neurological disorder many other kids don't understand.

J. ARNOLD: The people who have Tourette's syndrome are just ticking (ph), and why you people are looking (ph), I just wanted the regular people to know that they can't control it. And not to make fun of them.

SOGEGIAN: Diagnosed at age 3, he's gotten used to the laughing, odd looks and mimicking.

ROBIN ARNOLD, JAYLEN'S MOTHER: They bully because they're not aware; they don't know what it is. It's something different. And no one likes anything different.

SOGEGIAN: Jaylen doesn't let bullies bring him down. This summer break, he's using the Internet to launch an anti-bullying campaign called "Jaylen's Challenge."

R. ARNOLD: Jaylen drew his own logo. Jaylen prepared everything.

SOGEGIAN: There are message boards, facts about Tourette's, even this video.


SOGEGIAN: His mother taped him ticking to show others how severe the condition can be.

Since his Web site launched last month, an average of 5,000 people visited each day. He personally responds to every e-mail. And when not online, he tries to raise awareness with these yellow and blue bracelets.

J. ARNOLD: Yes, I gave them away at school.

SOGEGIAN: Jaylen hopes to one day see his bullying no-way bracelets around the wrists of famous folks.

J. ARNOLD: The president. Oprah.

SOGEGIAN: He's aiming high. While he can't always control his body, he hopes he can help people think twice before they make fun of someone else.

Melissa Sogegian, Bay News 9.


PHILLIPS: All right. How cut is Jaylen? This entire team is now getting bracelets.

For more on his efforts, you can go to Check out his mission statement and find out how you can help beat down the bullying as well.