An 8th Grader at a Connecticut Middle School posted a video on YouTube about the nasty things said to her. In the video she pleads for an end to the bullying. In just over two weeks the video has been viewed over 30,000 times. The video is powerful, but what is even more inspiring are [...]
I’m tired. I’m tired of obsessing over how I look, how I sound, if I am professional enough, if I am smart enough, if I am thin enough or beautiful in other people’s eyes. I’m tired. I’m tired of watching teenagers find their self-worth by destroying someone else’s. I’m tired of blanket statements and cultures divided. [...]
Can’t See the video? Watch Defeat The Label on YouTube Fat, stupid, low-class and ugly. At some point in life, we have all experienced the emotional pain caused from social labeling. These labels create an imbalance of power and control within our schools, workplaces and communities- most often leading to bullying and the bystander effect. [...]
A boy is repeatedly bullied and punched. Finally he has had enough of being bullied and takes the boy who is bullying him and body slams him to the ground. Would you tell your child to do the same thing or would you tell him/her to walk away?
You may have seen the news reports last month of a 13 year old Pennsylvania boy who was attacked and bullied on his way home from school. Nadin Khoury was attacked by seven schoolmates. In this case it went far beyond regular bullying. For over thirty minutes Nadin was pulled in the snow, put in a tree [...]
Defeat The Label This week, seven local high schools led by our volunteer club presidents created their own PSA for our brand new Defeat the Label Movement. The high schools are competing against each other in a “view-a-thon.” The video with the most views wins a party for their friends, compliments of The Friendship Circle. [...]
Do you think someone can be a famous socialite and work at McDonalds? Can a beautiful, rich woman marry a poor, ugly man? Can a person with low-functioning Autism be the most popular kid at school? Well, if you think like most– the answer is no. Beautiful women only marry rich men. People who work [...]