While stories of online bullying make headlines almost weekly, some teens are combating the cyber abuse by using social media to encourage their peers and highlight others' strengths.
This summer, high-school football captain Kevin Curwick anonymously started targeting bullied teens with kindness on Twitter.
And now another student's kind tweets are in the news.
In late 2011, Jeremiah Anthony, an Iowa City teen, read a story about cyber-bullying and decided to take action. He created a Twitter account to compliment his peers at West High School.
"You shouldn’t be such a coward you have to hide behind a screen and say bad things to people," Anthony told TODAY.
Anthony and two friends have tweeted more than 3,000 compliments so far since they began their compliment campaign.
"Probably one of the most chill guys at west, you are a killer musician too! One of the funniest dudes out there! Keep it up!" one tweet, directed at a West High student, read.
Another tweet read: "Your sense ofRead More »from Iowa City teen uses Twitter to compliment his classmates