INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - Chelsea Little says she has seen all sides of bullying.
The 16-year-old says she was constantly pushed into bathroom stalls and "shoved into student lockers."
Monday, Little and her mother shared a pamphlet with lawmakers highlighting students who've died as a result of bullying.
Monday, the pair testified before a committee, which approved an anti-bullying effort that would require each school district to document the number and nature of bullying incidents. House Bill 1423 would also require the state to create guidelines on how to discipline students who have bullied kids.
Educators would also be required to undergo training.
The bill requires the State Department of Education to come up with procedures for reporting bullying. Little and her mother, Angie Stagge, say Monday's vote is a step in the right direction.
"Kids are out here killing themselves and cutting themselves," Angie Stagge. "They have post traumatic stress syndrome like my daughter. This bill is a wonderful start."
David Galvin with the State Department of education told 24-Hour-News 8, "The superintendent supports any legislation that makes our schools safer for our students and educators."
Chelsea's last name is Little, but her voice is large and persuading lawmakers to make changes.
"There needs to be a change for the kids that have lost their lives," Little said. "I am working on a book to show other teens like me that they are not alone."Little and her mother also gave the committee a petition with 3,000 supporting signatures.
They started campaigning back in the summer with their campaign, Bullying for a Change.
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