Speaking Out Against Cyber-Bullying
I’ve always been pretty straightforward—I say how I feel, cry when I’m hurt, apologize when I’m wrong.
But growing up, the girls at school were different. They gave me the silent treatment instead of saying why they were angry. They talked about me behind my back instead of to my face. They stared at me, confused, when I said, “Can you just tell me what’s bothering you?”
What scares me most about the world we live in today: the same mean girls can now hide in cyberspace. Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, YouTube and even anonymous websites have become platforms where kids can talk the talk without facing their victim, and seemingly, without consequences.
So imagine how thrilled I was to discover Say It 2 My Face. Created by college student (and former cyber-bullying victim) Taylor Audette, the campaign challenges bullies to step out from behind the screen, to think about what they type as much as they do about what they say.
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