WE DID IT! 500 Comments Later… It Gets Better...

Oct 5, 2010 by

Around 1:30pm on Sunday, a little over 48 hours ago, I posted about my past as a survivor of bullying in light of the recent events with teens, especially with gay teens commiting suicide. Because of Dan Savage’s It Gets Better mission, I decided to do one of my own. My call to action was to have 500 people comment on my post, and people came out in droves.  Plus the amount of people who tweeted, posted on their own blogs, message boards and got the word out was outstanding. By the end of the week, my post will have been read by 10,000 people. Knowing that one teen or even an adult who’s feeling worthless and suicidal based on bullying has read your stories on how it got better for you, and has decided that it...

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The Harsh Statistics on Bullying. It Gets Better!...

Oct 4, 2010 by

Prepared to be shocked. The statistics on bullying is horrific: From How to Stop Bullying:Thirty percent (30%) of U.S. students in grades six through ten are involved in moderate or frequent bullying — as bullies, as victims, or as both — according to the results of the first national survey on this subject. Bullying is increasingly viewed as an important contributor to youth violence, including homicide and suicide. 1 out of 4 kids is Bullied. The American Justice Department says that this month 1 out of every 4 kids will be abused by another youth. 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some “Bullying.” Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied. A school bullying statistics reveals that 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school....

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It Gets Better. My $500 Pledge Has Now Grown to $775!...

Oct 3, 2010 by

Today I will not have my usual WTFckery Sunday post, but instead I feel the need to bring to light a very sad and heartbreaking epidemic that has swept the nation this week. This is in regards to bullying and the consequences that the victim of a bully will do to themselves, as a final last resort because they can no longer take the pain and suffering due to the heartless and cruel acts people have done to them in return. The last straw for most of these victims is suicide. This is with the recent suicide deaths of young gay teens who feel they have no other choice but to take their lives because those who have bullied them have driven them to it. The cases reported this week are tragic: 15-year-old Billy...

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