Celine Dion speaks out against bullying: 'I myself was a victim'

Even if you were bullied as a child, things can get much, much better — just ask Celine Dion.

“Because I myself was a victim of bullying at school, I can understand the distress that young people go through,” the Canadian songstress reveals in a new clip released this week.

The French-language video is part of a province-wide campaign that aims to help teachers and educators address the problem of bullying at school.

"A child shouldn’t be scared to go to school,” the singer says. "Fear can destroy dreams."

She continues: "As a mother, I can also understand the despair of parents who can no longer see light in their child's eyes, or joy in their child's heart, because they have no friends at school."

The video ends with Celine raising her hand and declaring, “I say no to bullying.”

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The 45-year-old chanteuse, who has previously admitted to being uncomfortable in her own skin growing up, is a mother to three boys: 13-year-old René-Charles and three-year-old twins, Eddy and Nelson.

Spearheaded by Quebec's Fondation Jasmin Roy, the PSA is part of a larger initiative that hopes to eradicate the problem of bullying in the province. Hydro-Québec is also contributing $50,000 a year over the next three years to provide toolkits that will give high school teachers the resources to identify and address the problem of bullying.

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