Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Anti-Bullying Movement Picks Up Speed!

I am so looking forward to the release of Lee Hirsh's movie, "Bully".  Lee is a powerful and influential individual who is using his talents and his experiences to stand against the destructive wave of bullying behavior that has become a part of our culture. 

Tragically, these harmful bullying behaviors have crossed over into the cyber world. As our children embrace a world that has been magically transformed by the wonders of technology, they also enter into a world void of human regard for one another; and they often find themselves navigating through a climate infused with revenge, retaliation, and regret. Experts agree that one out of every five children has been the target of cyber bullying, and as they age and become more proficient, the likelihood of being targeted increases immensely.  Although this may sound harsh, when we allow our children to navigate through the cyber world by utilizing any means of electronic communication without implementing proper protective and preventative measures,  we may as well put them into a car without any prior practice and tell them to go ahead and drive! We must wake up, educate ourselves, and stand with our children as they enter a very dangerous cyber world! 

I, along with countless other individuals, am committed to standing against bullying of any kind! Let's begin our education by watching Lee's movie when it is released.  And, then let's take action.  I will do my part by blogging about practical and manageable practices to incorporate into your daily lives. Let's stop all bullying  - real or cyber!

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