Monday, April 23, 2007

Horrid examples of bullying and what you can do in your little corner of the world - good article - proactive! 

Cho Seung-Hui, the Virginia Tech shooter was picked on. He was tormented and bullied throughout his life. There's no excuse for his retribution. But if we don't learn something by his actions, then history is doomed to repeat itself.

I was always taught that change begins with me. We're not tiny people in a vast world. They way we conduct ourselves, the way we treat others, the things we teach our children can create enormous change in the world. I can't help but wonder if we are all at fault for such horrific events. We don't live in a vacuum.

We eagerly participate in the world and what we do, what we think---it matters, plain and simple.

That's fantastic advice for nice moms to put into practice to help kids in need of support. Imagine if 5 moms did that for a kid that experienced a bullying incident in a school! You could form support networks and really be kind to kids who sometimes have no one at all in the world.

Great idea. Really inspiring.

And I have to add, this idea is something we need to start a national non-profit to promote. Or channel the idea in existing organizations. It merits serious work and promotion. If school personnel are often complicit and repugnantly inactive about bullying problems, there's a lot other people can do to remedy the situation while the entire educational system doesn't change. And we know how quickly that will happen.

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