|BULLYING TODAY IS LETHAL|
Headlines point to
emails and taunts from bullies
"go kill yourself."
Some even go so far as to say:
"Why don't you get a rope, tie it around your neck and go hang yourself because everyone at school hates you."
"Why don't you climb on top of the
water tower, jump off and kill yourself
because no one likes you and
you should be dead."
Heck yeah it is! We are loosing more
and more students to
suicide and it needs to stop.
Lizzie Velaquez was told to
by cyberbullies who called her the world's ugliest woman.
She stood up to those who bullied her by standing up for herself and others. Watch
|WANT TO HELP? HERE'S HOW:|
Join this Campaign by reciting
our pledge on video and sending the MP4
We will do our best to include you in our montage.
|SECOND: Have an open discussion in school and at home about why it is never okay to tell someone to kill themselves.||
Help this campaign
go viral by spreading word
to everyone you know.
Record yourself saying this pledge on video and email the MP4 to PreventBullyingNow@heyugly.org
"IT IS NEVER OKAY to tell someone to kill themselves.
How would you like it if someone told you or one of your friends
or family member to kill themselves?
How would you feel if the person you told to kill themselves
actually did take their life? IT IS NEVER OKAY! "
event in Austin, Texas.
Lizzie was told to kill herself by cyberbullies who called her the world's ugliest woman. She stood up to those who bullied her by standing up for herself.
Lizzie is an inspiration whose story is being told in a new movie called,
A BRAVE HEART (click picture below to watch trailer). Make sure you see it. Everyone at Hey U.G.L.Y. loves this movie and we plan to share it with
as many students as possible. We hope you will too.
BRIGHT IDEA: Here's an idea from a bright student we worked with in San Marcos, Texas. He was responding to a girl who was being told by bullies to go kill herself. He suggested she make a t-shirt that says I’M STILL HERE. He told her, "When you see the person who told you to kill yourself, just look them in the eye and, while pointing at your shirt, proudly say 'I’m still here.' Do not lose your power to someone being mean to you. Don’t do it!"
REMEMBER: If you are being taunted by a bully, maybe you are going through all of this pain so you can grow up and help kids who are feeling this way too. Who better to help a person in need than someone who has actually gone through it?
Check out Hey U.G.L.Y.'s intensive web page on Bullying by clicking here. If you are in pain click here for helplines.