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Amy Poehler offers more than hilarious Parks & Recreation quotes.

The actress provides smart, sensible advice about how to respectfully but assertively confront bullies in school in the latest edition of Ask Amy.

After receiving a letter from a fan who gets picked on for the way she dances and doesn't like it, Poehler provides guidance via her web advice series.

What follows is funny in typical Amy fashion, but it's more than that. Behold, a three-minute crash course for kids on how to be polite, civil human beings.

If only all kids - and adults for that matter - would take notice:

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This is a cruel, cruel world.

Marion Bartoli found this out first hand after winning Wimbledon last weekend. Despite her capturing tennis' biggest title, the main conversation topic online was her looks.

And the conversation was not flattering.

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Bartoli (left), beat Sabine Lisicki Saturday, to many people's chagrin.

It all started when a BBC commentator, John Inverdale, remarked that she was "never going to be a looker," but boy did she fight hard for this win!

Yeah, even the BBC went there.

Sadly, that was about as diplomatic as it got, with Twitter users by the thousands insulting her body, her outfit, her face and more in the vilest of terms.

She doesn't "deserve" the title because she's so ugly was the theme. One Tumblr log documented some of the most horrible things said about her.

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LeAnn Rimes took a stance against bullying at the Friend Movement's Anti-Bullying Benefit Concert in L.A. Monday night, at times getting very emotional.

The country star was the featured performer at the concert, where she told the audience how she takes her fair share of bullying on social media.

She has two words for the haters, at the end of the day: "Screw them!"

LeAnn, who performed her hit "Can't Stop The Moonlight" and Elton John's "Rocket Man," is such an amazing talent. Rimes was introduced by Lizzie Velasquez.

Cruelly, some have dubbed Lizzie "The World's Ugliest Woman," but she overcame bullying - and an extremely rare medical disorder - to become a motivational speaker.

LeAnn later tweeted a picture of them together:

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Paris Jackson's dark period of severe depression has been largely the result of bullying, and Facebook the medium with which the haters let loose.

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Sources closely connected to Paris say the 15-year-old was often "reeling" from harsh comments left on her Facebook page about her father's lifestyle.

Some of the comments involve child molestation allegations against Michael Jackson, others involve the odd life Paris lived while Michael was alive.

As one source says of the comments, "They destroyed her." 

Another family insider "there's a nexus" between the bullying on Facebook and Paris Jackson cutting, a disturbing act she tried more than once.

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Paris Jackson is stable following her recent suicide attempt, and her condition is improving, but she's still dealing with some pretty heavy issues emotionally.

Chief among them? She never properly grieved or emotionally processed Michael Jackson's 2009 death, sources connected with the Jackson family say.

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Currently in treatment at UCLA Medical Center, Paris has felt the impact of bullying on social media and websites, and has let it "really get to her."

She does not have access to her phone or the Internet, so the problem is on the back burner for now, however it's only a matter of time until it returns.

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A Utah woman is courting controversy by reprimanding 10-year-old for bullying - by giving her a taste of her own medicine, public humiliation style.

Ally Olsen, 41, discovered that her fiance’s 10-year-old daughter, Kaylee, had been bullying a classmate because of the way she dressed.

As a result, the victim no longer wanted to come to school. When Ally heard this, she was upset at Kaylee, and responded in unorthodox fashion.

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"I confronted Kaylee who explained that she had called another girl ‘sleazy’ for wearing Daisy Duke shorts and a tank top," Olsen told Yahoo! Shine.

"We’ve taught Kaylee to dress conservatively but never to be judgmental.”

Olsen said Kaylee was unapologetic, so grounding her "wouldn’t resonate.” So she took action, and took her to the thrift shop. Macklemore would be proud.

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Awakening in a friend's bedroom after drinking too much at a sleepover, Audrie Pott knew she'd been sexually abused when she saw she'd been written and drawn on.

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Her attackers had written and drawn on intimate parts of her body, her family's attorney said this week, as the teen's suicide gains national attention.

Over the next week, she pieced together one detail after another, and tried to confront three boys she had known since junior high who she believed did it.

At school, Audrie Pott saw a group of students huddled around a cellphone and realized that at least one humiliating photo of her was circulating.

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The family of Audrie Pott has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the boys accused of sexually assaulting her before the teenager's tragic suicide.

"We intend to prove in a court of law that her death was related to what they did," attorney Bob Allard said of the alleged rape and bullying she endured.

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Allard said the decision was precipitated by comments made by the defendants' lawyers, who said the three boys, should be "regarded as innocent."

They further advised the public to reserve judgment about the case.

"Much of what has been reported over the last several days is inaccurate," said the suspects' three lawyers in a joint statement over the weekend.

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Adam Lanza’s mother considered suing Sandy Hook Elementary School, according to a new report, due to the intense bullying her son endured there.

Nancy Lanza reportedly believed teachers at the Newtown, Conn., school turned a blind eye to beatings and taunts Adam suffered from his classmates.

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A relative, speaking to the N.Y. Daily News, claimed that mass murderer Lanza was ridiculed and attacked by fellow students at his boyhood alma mater.

“Nancy felt fiercely protective of him,” the relative said. “She was convinced the school wasn’t doing enough to protect Adam. It made her irate.”

She was gunned down by 20-year-old Adam Lanza on December 14, 2012. He then drove her car to Sandy Hook Elementary and killed 26 people.

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Three teen boys have been arrested and charged with sexual assaulting their classmate, Audrie Pott, while she was intoxicated and passed out at a house party.

Pott, who attended Saratoga High School in California, committed suicide at age 15, hanging herself eight days after photos of the attack were posted online.

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The case bears eerie similarities to the sexual assault of the Steubenville rape case in Ohio last year. Two teenagers were found guilty in that incident.

The tragic incident occurred nack in September 2012 when Audrie Pott went to a party at the home of a friend whose parents had gone out of town.

She passed out and was allegedly attacked as she was unconscious.

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