People say “Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me” but this isn’t the whole truth. That kid you used to pick on at school, may have grown up with a lack of self confidence due to your actions as a bully.
BUT bullies are weak themselves, they lack confidence in themselves and the only way to show this is to pick on others, shout out random insults, bully an innocent teen online to the brink of their target committing suicide. Folks, this is never right!
all it takes is 1 strong voice to stand out from a crowd, will you be that voice? I know I am!
Ditch The Label is a charity who aim to engage with youths and young adults to abolish bullying. They have a strong team of adults and teens, who work with schools, colleges, parents and alike on a peer-to-peer basis to educate and help those who most need it.
If you or if you know anyone that could benefit from talking to Ditch The Label, then you can contact them on one of the routes below;
Or follow them on twitter @ditchthelabel
There is a 2014 Annual Bullying Survey that has been released by Ditch the Label, it’s an interesting read and will open your eyes: 2014 Annual Survey (click here)
My son is disabled and I hope that if he was ever in a position as above, someone would stand up and say ‘stop’. Don’t let your ignorance be bliss, by making that small step, you may well be saving the life of another.
* End Rant*