Monday, December 05, 2011

If You Want to Know What Bullying Feels Like...

You can read this story.

What world is this that playgrounds have become killing grounds? The murder of hope, love, creativity, passion, ingenuity, individually. This goes unpunished. Unnoticed. Why? When these die, our very person dies.

If there’s one thing I hate, it’s when people don’t care about bullying. I hate when people say, “It’s no big deal” because it is. I hate when people say you won’t get affected because everyone is and I hate when people say it’ll get better because it won’t.

Or you can just watch this video...

And of course my message remains the same:

Things will get better. In schools, workplaces, senior homes, or anywhere and everywhere.

But only if we make them...


  1. Came here to leave you that vid but of course you are already on it.
    I hope people will respond to the great courage it took for him to make it.

    Also : Mia Rabson
    When the bullyboys in the HoC get away with it, what kind of precedence does that set for the country?

  2. Hi Simon,Damn that was tough to watch I kept wanting to reach through the screen and put my arms around him.

    My heart bleeds

    We have a responsibility to intercede whenever and wherever we see acts of bullying occurring to do otherwise would be an act of callous betrayal of the Jonah's in this world

  3. hi Kev...yes it was hard to watch, but it's better than reading about another dead kid, and as I told Alison Jonah is getting a ton of hugs and good wishes.
    And of course I'm so happy because I've never seen so many anti-bullying articles in the MSM, or so many kids standing up for themselves or others.
    After so many years of despairing about the situation, it's like a dream come true, and I've never been so hopeful that the silence is finally broken...

  4. hi Alison...thanks for thinking about me, but I'm pretty quick on anti-bullying videos. :)
    And yes, as I've said before, this country has a bully problem that stretches from the schoolyards, to our hockey rinks and our workplaces and our senior homes, all the way to our Parliament where the Cons are the worst bullies this country has ever seen. If we don't nip it in the bud, it will come back to haunt us later.
    And the best news? Jonah is getting more love and encouragement than he could have ever dreamed about.
    And look here is a Canadian kid making his own video...