October is National Bullying Prevention Month. To help promote happy, healthy living and self acceptance Sticks n' Stones and the Garden of Phea will be free all weekend long on Kindle.
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I was listening to the radio last week and heard Marc Mero (if you don't know who that is, check him out) He was speaking about his new, amazingly affective campaign ThinkPoz (ThinkPoz.org) a highly successful anti-bullying program.
His program takes him to schools around the world where he speaks to students about acceptance and the consequences of bullying and to hear him speak about his program and to see the deeply moving photos he posts on Instagram is heart warming. His message is positive and life changing and a great opportunity to help our kids.
You can contact the program on their site and ask that they contact your school, the program does have some funding available to speak to schools for free so don't miss out on this opportunity.
One thing I did not know about was the crimelines here in the US will take tips on bullying very seriously. Police officers will go to schools and speak to kids to try and reduce the problems within schools. The purpose is to protect identities and reverse behavior before a child is injured or worse.
As parents, we have a right to protect our kids. If the school has ignored your complaints about bullying, or you know your child is being bullied and are afraid of making things worse, these are just two ways to anonymously help.
I hope you all enjoy your free copy of Sticks n' Stones and the Garden of Phea and let's help spread the word on bullying and the need for change.