Wear purple on October 20th to show you’re against LGBTQ bullying and harassment!
Invite your facebook friends here!
Spread the word, wear purple, make a difference. When a mass of people do something, questions get asked and we get noticed. Show the lgbtq youth that’s in the closet or out that you’ll be there for them on this day, October 20th, and any day. Show them you’ll stand up against bullying for them. It doesn’t matter your orientation, gender, race, or religion. This can help save a person’s life. Them knowing how many people care.
This morning on the radio, the DJs were talking about bullying and how big of an issue it is. They’re right, it’s a terrible thing that can and needs to be stopped. They said that 90% of kids between 4th and 8th grade have been bullied. This is heart-breaking. I know first hand the kind of effects it has on people and it’s not something that is easily forgotten. Kids that are bullied remember it for the rest of their lives and some victims get it so bad they feel they can’t keep living. The suicide rate for victims of bullying is unfortunately increasing.
But guess what, YOU can make a difference. First off, don’t bully!! Simple as that! :) Second, if you see someone who is being bullied, do something. You can do this by talking to the person being bullied, telling a teacher or parent about the incident, or if it doesn’t put you in harms way, standing up to the bully yourself.
Please, never ignore a situation in which you or someone else is being bullied. Nothing good will come from that. YOU have the power to make a difference, never forget that.