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Just recently I wrote about bullying. When I wrote that post, there was a resounding theme in the comments--many of us went through the same thing. Different stories, yes--but a form of bullying to some degree? Absolutely. Many of you have been there. Many of you know how difficult it is. Many of you, like me, fear for your children growing up in a world where bullying exists so hardcore.
A few of you even mentioned to me about The Bully Project. To go watch the trailer, because, dude, this totally applies to what you wrote. And so I did. And it moved me. And then a few days later I saw the family who this film is based around (whose son took their life due to extreme bullying) on Ellen. And it moved me.
And so, I want to share with you this trailer today, and it's only a few minutes long--but you've gotta check it out. Go see the documentary, but to get a feel, watch this first:
I was part of a school district while teaching who was big, big, big on Anti-Bullying. I know many schools are continuing this trend, some having anti-bully coordinators and such, leading school events about bullying, having a zero-tolerance rule when it comes to bullying, etc. I have to say, it's refreshing to know that some schools are going the distance for our kids. They're doing what they can. And yet, there are still so many that are not. I believe strongly that this also has to do with parenting. Educating your children on respect, differences that exist, and that differences are OKAY.
|Me. Halloween. About 5 or 6 years old|
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