#bulliesareweak

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This week Brilliant B is completing an assignment that asked her to consider a cause that is important to her and how she could use social media to promote her cause.  I had no idea what she might choose and was really proud when she decided on bullying.  I know there was a little bit of bullying going on at her Catholic school.  Some kids just have aggressive personalities that make them come across as bullies.  I don’t know if it is worse or just different in the public schools.  I guess I lived in a bubble, but until recently I never quite understood how much worse it is than when I was in school.  I also don’t know what we can attribute to that change.  Secularism in the schools?  Breakdown of the family unit?  Technology and social media?  All of the above?

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Edudemic posted an article a few days ago about cyber-bullying, and it contained a statistic from no-bullying.com that 81% of young people think that bullying online is easier to get away with than bullying in person.  It’s a lot easier to reach people than ever before, and it is a whole lot easier to hurt someone when the bully can hide behind a screen like the coward he/she is.  They also have a list of their favorite anti-bullying slogans.  Some of our favorites were:

Tweet this: stop the bullying.

Jesus wasn’t a bully.

Bullying is for losers.

Brilliant B decided to turn her assignment into a a real social media campaign amongst her friends.  Join her campaign with #bulliesareweak.

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