As someone who was picked on as a kid, I can tell you it has been an issue for a long time. What I don’t know is why it is getting worse. With social networks like YouTube, Facebook and Twitter, you can see that the bullying can continue long after the school bell rings. With bullies being able to move online and into your personal life, it makes it much tougher to escape, even for an evening.
Well, some students in one of our regions have turned the tables. Using Facebook and their blog to provide support for students in their school system who are bullied. Student Connor Finley and friends have created a site getsbetter.webs.com and Facebook community to help students in the Pine-Richland school district in Pennsylvania. Their website describes this movement as:
“ANTI-BULLYING CAMPAIGN: PRHS students Connor Finley and Jackie Patterson have created an anti-bullying page on Facebook. The instructions to get to the page are at the bottom of your screen. The site has over 646 members and is growing. It is a place Pine-Richland students can comment, suggest or share their struggles against bullying.”