I would like to get involved in Anti-Bullying Week which takes place 15th-19th of November this year. Being based in a school certainly is an eye-opener where pupil attitudes (to themselves and each other) are astonishing in their abasement.
Notably, the area I live in has had a spate of suicides over the last few years. One as recent as a fortnight ago involving a 13 year old boy. No connection has been found between these suicides but it does put the community on red alert. For further insight into this please read the article featured in Wales Online.
A way for the whole blogging community to come together and help with this never ending battle is to take part in the Anti-Bullying Virtual Protest March:
The Big March will be hosted entirely online and culminate at a virtual Number 10 Downing Street, where marchers will sign a petition asking Government for help to protect kids from bullying, violence and harassment.
People can join the march now at www.beatbullying.org/bigmarch, where they can create an avatar with a placard and wait in the online Big March Park until November 15.
The charity is also hoping the march will put pressure on Government to set up a Big March Bullying Commission, which would investigate how Government, schools, families and communities can reduce incidents of bullying and give children a life free from violence and harassment.
The march will culminate at Number 10 where Beatbullying hopes the petition will be presented virtually to Prime Minister David Cameron by children, teachers, celebrities, charities and industry: an inspirational example of all strands of society working together to eradicate bullying once and for all.
Read more at The Mirror Online.
So all my lovely blogger friends please join me - create your avatar. Come find me under asamum booktopia banner.
If anyone can suggest some good books with bullying themes please leave a list in the comment box or email me here.
Thank you all for your support