It seems in the last year America has suffered an epidemic of bullying. The news is constantly filled with
heart-breaking cases of kids and teens who are being tormented all over our country.  Statistics say 1 out of 4 kids has experienced some form of bullying.   As a result they commit suicide, drop out of school, runaway, or express violence upon the entire school body.  Alarmingly, Suicide as a result of bullying or depression is now the number three cause of death in children age 10-14. My school, as well as many others, has held assemblies on how to prevent bullying and what to do when you witness it.  

However, as much as they want to help it seems their plan isn’t enough.  The students themselves have to take action.  Empower themselves and encourage their peers to do the same. If you see anyone being bullied speak up! The next victim of hatred could be someone you know, but not if you take time to change the pattern.  
WeStopHate is a teen-run website launched by Emily-Anne Rigal who was bullied continuously throughout elementary school.  The website combats bullying through social media videos created by teens
themselves. Check out the site and see what you can do to Stop Hate!

By Melissa Stamp,
#Real Talk Blogger

4/13/2012 12:43:10 am

I agree that the bullying epidemic has been prominent issue as of late and needs to be addressed for the safety of the kids.


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