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(KTVI)- While St. Louis Rams defensive end Chris Long is recovering from an ankle injury, he's getting involved in the community and spearheading the new "Clothespin Challenge" campaign, led by the hash-tag #StartsWithUs".

Chris joined us live to tell tell us more about their efforts.

#StartsWithUs began at the CharacterPlus Student Summit that was held on Sept. 30th. Eighty students from regional high schools met to collaborate on how to stop cyberbullying.

The "Clothespin Challenge" is where students write #StartsWithUs on a wooden clothes pin and then 'pin' their friends on a shirt or backpack.

At that point, students will take a video or photo of the pinning and post on Instagram, Facebook & or Twitterr.

All participants will then pin a friend. If you take a photo and it will be put on the Rams website.

Participating schools:

Bayless High School (Bayless School District)
Belleville East High School (Belleville Township 201)
Belleville West High School (Belleville Township 201)
Fox Senior High School (Fox School District)
Horton Watkins High School (Ladue School District)
Lafayette High School (Rockwood School District)
Lindbergh High School (Lindbergh Schools)
Mehlville High School (Mehlville School District)

The launch is set to begin on October 16th, at 6:45p.m.

FOX 2 & KPLR 11 are proud sponsors of the campaign.

If you'd like to learn more about this campaign or if you want to get involved, visit:

Follow #StartWithUs on Twitter.




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