Egypt has taken steps to address bullying. AFP / Mohamed el-Shahed
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Instead, refusing to be a victim, Ashraf founded Advice Seekers, an organization that runs anti-bullying programs in schools around Egypt.The bullying started for Ashraf when he was 8 years old.According to the U.N. children's agency, 70 percent of students in Egypt aged 13-15 are being bullied at school.Egypt has taken steps to address bullying in schools, launching a monthlong anti-bullying campaign in September in cooperation with UNICEF.At the start of this year, the psychology department at the American University in Cairo published an assessment of perceptions of bullying among teachers from six private schools in Egypt.Ashraf said the team was responding to around 500 calls and messages a day.Advice Seekers has since grown and now runs on-site initiatives, with Ashraf visiting 95 schools around Egypt last year.
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