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November 18, 2010
It starts almost innocently.
Taunts at recess, snubs in the halls.
But it's no longer relegated to the confines of lunchrooms, locker rooms and high schools.
Cyberbullying deserves special attention, experts say, because it can be exceptionally vicious.
And each act, multiplied over time, can lead to some devastating consequences, like despair, fear and, in the worst cases, suicide.
Bullying is pervasive in U.S. schools.
A recent survey of Department of Justice statistics reports that 32 percent of students, ages 12 to 18, were bullied during the school year.
Gays are especially at risk.
The “It Gets Better Project,” was created by Seattle columnist Dan Savage, who was so moved by the suicide of Billy Lucas, a Greensburg, Ind., high school student, he did something about it.
The first YouTube video shows him with his partner of 16 years.
The two men tell their own stories of what they went through, finding each other, becoming parents and finding acceptance.
Mr. Savage from the New York Times:
“There was another suicide of a teenager, a kid who was being harassed for being gay. I put up a link to the story, and someone said in a comment that they wished they could have talked to the kid for five minutes to tell him it gets better.”
He was asked if he heard from any teenagers since posting the first video:
“I’ve gotten 3,000 e-mails in the first 24 hours. The ones that are really moving are the ones from straight kids who are telling me that they are e-mailing the link to their picked-on gay classmates and friends who need to see it.”
Just about each state has bullying legislation and recently they're getting tougher.
There's now more activism in schools to bring this insidious problem to light.
People like Dan Savage and his partner Terry are helping.
And maybe, just maybe, some parents might get the message not to preach hatred at home.
It would be nice if human rights were respected by all, especially by those elected to serve the people.
Bullying is everyone's problem.
Cyber bullying cyberbullying.us Take a look at an interesting article we found.
What Is The Definition of Bullying? stopbullyingnow.hrsa Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Origins of the International Workplace Bullying Movement workplacebullying.org Take a look at an interesting article we found.
Were you ever a victim of bullying?