The Blind Side star Quinton Aaron has launched a new campaign to stamp out bullying across America.

The 28 year old, who was picked on at school, created a self-titled foundation to support youngsters, and experts will tour the U.S. with the organisation to offer help and advice to kids.

Aaron says, "I don't shy away from the fact that I was bullied. Thankfully, I made the decision to change the direction of my life. It brought forward a positive outlook.

"I want to educate young children and teenagers by calling attention to bullying. When kids are involved in bullying, they often play more than one role. It is important to understand the multiple roles kids play in order to effectively prevent and respond to bullying."

The tour will spread anti-bullying messages in states including California, Illinois and Ohio before wrapping in Florida on 27 April (13).