Bullied girl quietly fights back (VIDEO)

(CBS) - Without saying a word, 13-year-old Alye Pollack is making a big statement.

Recently, the 8th grader posted a haunting YouTube video urging bullies to think about the impact of hurtful words.

In the video, Pollack - who holds up signs telling her story as music plays - says she's been bullied for years and says thinking before speaking can save lives.

Her mother recently spoke to an online news website in West Port, Conn., thanking the community for the statements of support her daughter has received since the video was posted.

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