We already know the horrifying stories of kids being bullied at school and have witnessed the tragic consequences. Now bullying has moved into the social and digital space in a BIG way, thanks to young peoples 24/7 engagement on Facebook, Twitter, and one of the biggest daily activities for teens, texting! This is both a lesson in awareness, how we can do something to help, and in seeing the HUGE shift the future generation has made towards the social and digital web.
While the stats below are disturbing, there are several organizations that are available to help kids hang on through the toughest and darkest of days. We love Lady Gaga’s Born This Way Foundation, Its Gets Better, The Trevor Project, and Boo2Bullying.org just to name a few. We can all help, by creating awareness and stepping up when and where we can to put a STOP to BULLYING, both online and off.
(shared with LOVE from your passionistas Nina + Gordon)