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National Bullying week November 18th to 23rd, 2013

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National Bullying Week November 18th to November 23rd, 2013
It is time to create more awareness of what goes on month after month, year after year.
Sexting, cyberbullying, bullying and making a youth`s life a living hell is NOT  what being  a youth is all about.
Let`s be part of the solution and not part of the problem.

Please,  do not forward any email or social network posts, that can hurt another person, even if you think it’s funny at the time.  Just ask yourself, “How would I feel if this was shared?” BEFORE clicking share.

Always pause and think before you post and click “enter”. Adjust your settings so you have to actually point your mouse on “reply” rather than just “enter”. That can save YOU and another person lots of grief.

Always report cyberbullying to network administrators. If you see any sexting (photos  of a sexual nature etc.) forward to http://www.cybertips.ca to prevent the spread of child pornography. Did you know that even if the person is a teenager, spreading any photos of a sexual nature is STILL considered Child Pornography. Do you want your teen to be involved with this? I don’t think so.

If you are a Bystander / Witness to cyberbullying, take a stand. If you click “like” or “share” you are actually part of the problem and only perpetuating the bullying.   So think TWICE before clicking.

Parents, sit down with your children/teens and show them how to remain safe from predators but also how to be respectful and learn on-line courtesy.

Don’t click share
If you care,
Think before you click
on ANY of those pics
Clicking LIKE is very serious
Clicking SHARE spreads like a virus.
Sometimes silence,
translates compliance
If it’s cruel don’t add to the pain
by clicking SHARE again and again.

© Cheryl-Lynn, November 15, 2013

Important links:
Kids Help Phone
Prevnet
Cybertips

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A little bit about moi: I am a mom, a nana, a sister, a woman, a friend, a human being…a youth counsellor, Family Life Educator. I have been working in the helping profession for over 25 years and volunteered in various capacities from youths to seniors. Tournesol is my nom de plume for haiku and other Japanese form poetry here at Tournesoldansunjardin http://cheryllynnroberts.wordpress.com I hope you enjoy reading through my daily waka. I also have another blog "Stop the Stigma" where I may stand on my soapbox now and then and hope it will become a place to drop in and share or comment on issues important to you. In that vein this could be a great way to learn from each other. http://stigmahursteveryone.wordpress.com Namaste!

9 thoughts on “National Bullying week November 18th to 23rd, 2013

  1. Agree with you completely. We have to get this message out there. We all need to learn to share and like the positive comments and to trash the negatives. Loved this post and the little rhyme that goes with it.

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    1. No, it cannot be shared enough…I hear from youths all year. In June when school finishes, they call to say how worried they are for September to come around…not even enjoying their summers. Breaks my heart…it is much harder than when I was a child.

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