Thursday, October 4, 2012

Say no to Bullying

How many young adults will commit suicide as a way to end their pain?

How many people will be verbally attacked through social media?

How many people will suffer from anxiety and depression because of hurtful comments?

How many people will hide away from the world because they feel like they don't fit in?

How long until we say enough is enough and put an end to bullying?

If you haven't seen this link yet - it's worth a look.

October is No Bullying month and we all need to put a stop to this sort of appalling behaviour. How brave are people when they can hide behind a computer screen, an email or a social media account and attack others.

I know of several blogs I have visited where the owner has been attacked through the comments section for words they have written. Words that have no malice or bad intentions behind them but which earn a barrage of filth from brave 'anonymous' people who feel it's their right to attack another.

What ever happened to freedom of speech and the god given right to simply be ourselves? I was taught if you can't say something nice, then don't say anything.

If you agree that we need to stop bullying then please share this post or write one of your own.


  1. Very true, Fiona. Too many people use the internet as a way to behave poorly, to say things they would normally never say to anyone in person. So, I make it a rule, it I wouldn't say it to your face, I don't type it on the screen. Unfortunately, the internet has left many of our children (and adults) lacking in social skills and graces. Hopefully more people will consider than and start teaching their kids little things like "please" and "thank you." Doesn't sound like much, but everything starts little.

  2. I'm glad the time of, "everyone gets picked on at one time or another" is over. We all deserve to be proud of who we are, and it is tough if someone is pointing out a "flaw."

    1. We all have flaws, some of us just don't feel the need to point them out about someone else to make ourselves feel better

    2. Absolutely. And, as the reporter in the story points out, we are all pretty aware of our flaws. Many times we are trying to come to terms with them and work on those issues. Someone pointing them out is devastating.

  3. I just watched that clip this morning. I applaud her for saying something however I know from what I read she didnt want to because she didnt want to give the bullier the satisfaction but her husband who is also a new reporter on that same station put it on his facebook page because he was more outraged than she was. Since she had so much support she decided to go public. I think if more people stand up to bullying the better off however I also think those that bully there is an underlying reason they do it that also should be addressed. I know there is a kid at my 13 yr old sons school last year that was bullying kids and I pointed out that they needed to figure out what was going on with him and come to find out there was some stuff going on at home. Now it doesn't make it right by any means to bully but at least in this case they were ablt to stop the bullying and help the bully himself.

    1. Jenn, I'm pretty sure that all bullies need help, surely hurting another person either physically or psychologically is not what people deliberately set out to do.
      I think raising awareness and helping others realise its not acceptable is only part of it. We also need to help those who are doing the bullying. It all starts somewhere, one step at a time

  4. I would like to know if I could have permission to use the logo on your page for my anti-bully page on facebook. I am talking about the pink stop sign. Thank you


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