THIS IS NOT OK. THIS HAPPENS EVERYWHERE. THIS IS WRONG.
As someone who was bullied in school as a young child, this breaks my heart. I have NEVER spoken about this out loud - but I still remember - I was very young, and guidance counselors were involved and so was the school - BUT IT NEVER STOPPED. The parents of the child who bullied refused to acknowledge it and it seemed the more steps taken to stop it the more it happened. It was a very short period in my life, but one I remember.
We have all these campaigns, movies, celebrities, administrators and programs to STOP BULLYING - but it never does. What is the disconnect? SERIOUSLY??? WHAT IS THE DISCONNECT??? After a certain age, even children know the difference between right and wrong - it's their emotional & mental maturity & ability to handle it or react appropriately. I'm not a medical professional , I'm a human being who went through this and and grew out of it and sometimes to this day have to deal with ADULT BULLIES, especially in this business.
So I ask again, what is the disconnect and what really will help to stop this?? I'm ready to help, I do interviews, partner with groups, talk about it on air on 9 stations, on TV, go to schools, what else can I/WE DO to STOP THIS? Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org