Hi everyone! Today I wanted to talk about an important subject that affects thousands of people every day... Bullying. It breaks my heart knowing that children and teenagers are too scared to go to school and some even become so miserable they turn to taking their own lives because of being bullied. Approximately 160,000 students miss school every day because they are scared of being bullied by their peers. I feel more people should be aware of this matter and that bullying needs to stop! I wanted to share with you how we can help stop bullying. Here's how..
-If someone is at risk of being harmed then call 911.
-If someone is feeling miserable, hopeless, and thinking of committing suicide then call 1-800- 273- TALK.
-If someone is acting different than normal, such as always acting anxious or sad then go to your counselor at school and tell them about the situation.
-If you hear someone is being bullied at school then tell someone! One of your teachers, a school counselor, your school principal etc.
These bullet points are easy and straight forward. If we spread the word on how to prevent and stop bullying then we can MAKE A DIFFERENCE. For more information on how to help, then please visit The Bully Project!
*** In the comments below, please share your story on how you have helped prevent bullying and WIN a SIGNED "Be You Stay True" shirt! Check them out HERE! Keep the comments coming until Monday April 16th, 2012, you must be 13 years or older to enter.
For those of you who are a victim of being bullied, I just would like to say that it will get better! Remember that you are beautiful just the way you are and don't let ANYONE make you think or feel otherwise!