After 16-Year-Old Hung Himself, This School Started “The Bully Project” To Help Students Live Safely And Happily
Bullying needs to stop, now. As we all know, the problem’s on the rise, often with tragic consequences. Autistic, gay, smart, poor, overweight — too many kids are bullied every day because they’re perceived as being different.
After the death of a seventeen-year-old boy whose classmates allegedly told him to hang himself, this school decided to do something about the issue. And so they started a program that helps kids who are in some way different fit in with a peer group and find a voice of solidarity in the crowd of haters.
We wish more schools would jump at the chance to do something like this to help kids succeed with their peers and live safer happier lives.
Talk to your kids about bullying. Let them know it carries real and lasting repercussions. Most importantly, get help for kids who need it, and let them know that things will get better. It just takes time.
Check out this inspirational video to learn more about the Bully Project and its success.