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I want people to know that there are people like me who arent afraid to speak up and do whats right.
Hello, my name is Kapree, I'm 13 years old and from Canada ON. I noticed that these past couple weeks have been anti bullying week and I wanted to speak out.
Ive been looking at different websites to share my story and I found this one so hopefully it works! There was an incident yesterday where this girl was being bullied in the change room. They were making fun of her and yelling at her because she accidently broke off the door from one of the stalls. After everyone left she was in the other stall crying. I stayed with her and told her that everything was going to be okay, and that she shouldnt listen to those girls, because they dont know anything.
It made her feel better and it also made her feel accepted , that someone was there to help her when she needed it. So after that point I told my homeroom teacher the story and that I'm sick of people making fun of her. She explained to me that she was very proud I spoke up, told someone and that I wasnt a bystander like alot of people.
I think this story should be shared because I want people to know that there are people like me who arent afraid to speak up and do whats right.
'CREEP' by Mariah Parks, age 18
Here is a video by Mariah Parks, 18 years old, called 'Creep'. This is what Mariah says about her inspiration for making the video:
"I decided for my senior project to make an anti-bullying video based on my own experience. I wanted to show that it is ok to be different and to be true to yourself."
'STRONGER' by Megan Landry, age 15.
Follow the link to an inspiring song by Canadian singer/songwriter/musician Megan Landry.
Written from personal experience of being bullied, Megan made the video herself and says:
"I hope my song will give other kids the power "to look right over their heads". Because in the end bullying is really about power. Why give anyone that satisfaction over you! I didn't, and I won't and I hope more and more kids don't either".
Well worth a listen!
Postcard competition winners
Here are a few of the postcards that were sent into us by Leicestershire Schools during Anti-Bullying Week 2011 as part of our competition, along with the primary and secondary winners. Well done to all who entered!