We all know that many bullies get their start in the sandbox, not the boardroom, and that their youngest victims can nurture the resulting hurt for a lifetime. No surprise, then, that next week, “Sesame Street’s” Big Bird and Elmo—who despite their agelessness have been around a long time—will tackle the subject of bullying in its earliest phases.
Three new episodes devoted to bullying air Monday, Tuesday and Friday (Oct. 17, 18 and 21), kicking off a broad initiative that includes a Web page with advice and discussion for parents and activities for kids and a five-part video series that features psychologists, advocates and educators talking about bullying.
By Melissa Healy, Los Angeles Times/for the Booster Shots blog October 13, 2011, 1:41 p.m.
Has anyone ever told you….
- that you were too fat to be prom queen?
- too ugly to be loved?
- too stupid to go to college?
- too slutty to find true love?
Has anyone ever called you….
- a whore?
- a slut?
- a fag?
- a dyke?
Did you feel like….
- you actually believed the people that called you names?
- you were never going to pass HS or college?
- you would never be successful in life?
- it was possible for a boy/girl to feel attracted to?
I’m learning this myself, but the best revenge you can ever get on someone who puts you down….is to prove them wrong.
This guy is the epitome of an act of hate. His words are just so spiteful and disrespectful. To say that someone has to go through bullying to become a better person is just ignorance. No one should go through that. Please go to this video and flag it, comment on it and let YouTube do the rest. Bullying is UNEXCEPTABLE. Jamie’s life didn’t end in vain, if anything he helped so many young kids just like him who were being bullied. It DOES get better. You are ALL beautiful.