Friday, November 18th, is an international Stand Up Against Bullying Day. This is a day that is promoted in schools to continue to build awareness and work towards eliminating this unacceptable behaviour. Here’s the website for you to forward to everyone you know. But let’s face it, bullying doesn’t just occur in the world of kids. There are a lot of big bullies around too. Whether you are a child or an adult, no one should ever be subjected to bullying. Please do your part every single day to help this cause.
In the U.K. and many other countries this is Anti-Bullying week. For those of us who are writers, their slogan is truly meaningful! Let’s add our good words to this cause and make a commitment to do everything we can to ensure bullying goes the way of the dinosaurs.
To quote their website, “Words and expressions that are homophobic, racist, sexist or disabilist, that seek to demean particular groups and individuals are far too common in our schools, colleges and communities”.
Writers are in a unique position to use words in a strong, positive way and get messages around the planet through the light-speed of social media. This is one message we should be sending out in a loud and powerful way. Let’s make it part of our Pay It Forward movement today and every day.
NOW. DO. IT
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