Obviously bullying has been around forever. People of all ages and for all types of reasons have either been bullied or have been the one doing the bullying. With social networking, the media and so many additional channels available bullying can go viral in a matter of minutes. Its effect is devastating.
There are children in and around San Tan Valley experiencing bullying on a daily basis. We must come together as a community and put an end to this. When a child tells you that they are being bullied - LISTEN. If you are being bullied - SPEAK UP. If you witness someone being bullied - SAY SOMETHING. Let us know so that we can work together to stop this.
I encourage everyone to please take a few minutes and watch this video. Grab your children and have them sit with you and watch it.
Whether you are bullied because of your religious affiliation, ethnicity or sexual preference, or because you have curly hair or can't jump as high as some or maybe even because you can get your math work done before anyone else - don't quit! Don't give up! Look for support, share your experiences with those that you can trust - tell someone and BELIEVE you are here for a reason. As City Councilman Joel Burns said - keep living - it will get better - you will have a lifetime of good memories - just allow yourself the chance to be here to make them.
Bullying Hurts - Bullying Kills - STOP THE BULLYING!
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