Monday, April 23, 2007
Horrid examples of bullying and what you can do in your little corner of the world - good article - proactive!
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.