National Bullying Prevention Month
The month of October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although this month is coming to an end, we must continue the efforts on a national level to stand up to bullying. In recent years there have been a number of tragic cases involving young teens ending their lives after being the victims of senseless and cruel bullying and cyberbullying. Two recent bullycides, Jamey Rodemeyer from the U.S. and Jamie Hubley from Canada, have received international attention resulting in Lady Gaga pushing for a national anti-bullying law.
AsktheJudge was fortunate enough to interview a young teen who is not only a talented singer/songwriter, but is using her beautiful voice to spread the anti-bullying message to students in a number of states. Hayley Reardon is 14-years-old and while she performs in schools, she tells her own story and encourages students to find their own voice and take a stand against bullying. She is working with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.
Check out our interview with Hayley and hear her sing her anti-bullying song “Stand Together.”
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April 19, 2015 11:11 am count( 0 )
It is such a shame to read both Jamey and Jamie’s stories. How awful for them that they only way out of their pain was to take their own lives. Students do not realize that their words hurt and the affect their words and actions play on others. These two stories, among many others like it, need to have an impact on others-stop bullying. Accept people for who they are and leave them alone.
Thank you for your comments, Milissa. Spread the word to help impact people’s thinking about how one person’s words and actions can affect another.
October 21, 2014 5:58 pm count( 1 )
I love that more and more young people are taking a stand against cyberbullying. It is also great that stars such as Lady Gaga and Demi Lavado are so involved with anti-bullying campaigns. I think It needs to continue to stay in the media so even more young people catch on.
We agree, Amanda. Thanks for writing. -ATJ.info
October 31, 2011 7:30 am count( 2 )
Jamey and Jamie’s stories are tragic – all across the nation, more and more young people are starting to take a loud stand against bullying. That is what it is going to take – STANDING LOUD against bullying.
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