Dr. Ron’s Challenge: Anti-Bullying for Everyone!
Nameless thousands of people who oppose bullying are not educators. They may have grown children, and may not know anyone attending a primary or secondary school. They may not have law-enforcement officers or lawmakers as friends. So they may think they cannot make a direct impact on the North American bullying epidemic.
My mission here is to find small ways that EVERYONE can help. And I mean other than the obvious suggestions:
- give to an anti-bullying charity
- write lawmakers in support of anti-bullying legislation
- record an “it gets better” video
I believe there are things everyone can do. In any walk of life. Whether bullying is currently affecting them personally or not. I can think of a couple ways, including occasionally watching school bus stops (just make sure the school knows you’re doing it, as a volunteer, so nobody thinks you’re a pedophile). But many minds are better than just one.
Give me your idea. And give me permission to edit it and include it in an e-book compilation, in which your name will be mentioned (if you want it to be).
- Write it here, in response to this article.
- Or post it to the 24-Hour Bully Stake-Out on Facebook.
- Or tweet it to me.
- Or e-mail it to me (rongraham01 AT gmail.com).
I’d like to have at least a hundred ideas by Christmas – it’d be your holiday gift for friends who don’t know what they can do to help. So have a joyous holiday season, and start brainstorming!