So often, we get so caught up in our differences that we forget that they’re what make us unique. It’s important to remember that the things that make someone different from you also provide you with the opportunity to imagine and appreciate what life is like in someone else’s shoes. So when you meet someone who has traits that you don’t share—different hair/skin color, braces, freckles, disability, etc.—celebrate those differences. Don’t be a bully. Choose to be a friend first.
As we kick off Anti-Bullying Awareness Month, take a moment to understand why this month was created and is still necessary today:3.2 million students are bullied each year.
160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.
43% of teens have been victims of cyberbullying.