Helping Kids in School: Stand for the Silent
“Weird,” “ugly,” “stupid,” and “dork” are words that your child might be used to hearing in school. In recent years, bullying has become one of the top concerns for parents relating to their child’s well-being. When it seems there’s nowhere to turn or a lack of support the unimaginable may happen.
In 2010, Stand for the Silent was founded by a group of students at Oklahoma State University after hearing about an 11-year-old boy who committed suicide after being bullied. Stand for the Silent encourages kids around the country to support and love one another. Everybody is a somebody, and each person has a valuable contribution to make in the world. They coordinate school assemblies and provide other resources to eliminate the bullying culture that affects so many kids in our communities.
It’s time to stand up to bullying and show the world it is not accepted. Being different is not a reason to dismiss someone’s emotions. Bullying leaves a permanent scar that lasts into adulthood, and damages a person’s heart and soul.
One way to push back is to Wear and Share the Story! Join Sevenly in encouraging respect and love and take a stand for the silent. You (and/or your kids!) can help protect someone, help them see their value, and in the process change a life.
Let’s not ignore this problem. Let’s become part of the solution. Together, we can make the world better for someone.