Good Morning! Here’s the Monday Morning Blog – Wednesday Edition!
Checked in with that teen in your life yet? I picked up dinner last night and sat down at the table with our two young adults. We didn’t solve any big problems but had a very nice check in about how we were all doing.
National Bullying Prevention Month
Like I mentioned on Monday, there are many ways you can take an active role in bullying prevention. One of those ways is just to treat other people with respect. Put yourself in their shoes and treat them how you would like to be treated yourself. We all have differences that make us who we are. They should be celebrated and not be made fun of. Would you want someone to make fun of you for no reason? Think about that the next time you are tempted to pick on someone for how they look. You may think you are just teasing, but if you keep doing it, it is considered bullying.
STOMP Out Bullying #SeeMe Campaign
What do you see? What should you see? What should we see?
The #SeeMe campaign focuses on the fact that we are all people. It encourages teens to get to know others who may be different from themselves. There is a lot to be learned from perspectives that are different from our own.
Young people are brought up seeing the world through the eyes of the adults in their lives. They tend to model the feelings of judgement and hatred that adults in their lives display, unless they make the choice to change the culture and embrace others for their differences and not judge them for them. It is something we all can do.
By joining the #SeeMe Campaign, you are helping to make a culture change towards acceptance of the differences in people.
Change the way our culture… thinks
Change the way our culture…. acts
Let’s Change the culture for all of us!
from the STOMPoutbullying.com website
So, what can you do to Take Action?
Join the #SeeMe Campaign by posting what others should see when they see you. Complete the following sentence,
#SeeMe I’m _______ and I want you to see that I am __________. (Don’t forget to use the hashtag)
So, for me, I would say,
#SeeMe I’m Selma and I want you to see that I care about others and embrace them for who they are.
Post this sentence with a photo of yourself on your social media pages. You can also send the photo and the statement to firstname.lastname@example.org and they will post them for you.
No matter how you decide to take action in the #SeeMe Campaign, the key is to Take Action and prevent bullying. For more information about the #SeeMe Campaign and STOMP Out Bullying, here’s a link to their website STOMP Out Bullying.
My second book, Shawn’s Way, focuses on this teen challenge of bullying. Shawn Townson is a freshman in high school and this is his story about being a target of a bully, who is a teammate of his older brother’s. It is due to be released in November. Be sure to check it out.
While you are waiting, my first book, The Hard Way, which focuses on the teen challenge of peer pressure is available through a link on the books tab or for free through your Kindle Unlimited subscription. Free preview of chapter one if you sign up for my email list.
Have a great week!