*While the deadline for being included in the author hyperlinked section has passed as has the event date. Yasmine and I do still encourage all authors and NON authors wanting to share their stories to please do so and to please stop past our blogs and put links to your post in our comment sections (of our Authors Against Bullying posts so it is sure to be seen by people visiting the thread)and all other authors linked. Also, on twitter the hashtag is #AuthorsAgainstBullying. This is such a worthy cause and bullying is something that happens everyday. Thank you so much for the overwhelming response*
( A message from Mandy M Roth) If you’ve been following online media at all chances are you know who Amanda Todd is. She is the Canadian teen who committed suicide because of bullying. She posted a Youtube video that told her story. The comments on the video and the web have managed to both warm my heart and horrify me. Some commenters have made such hateful and vicious remarks about her taking her life that I won’t credit them with repeating them. It’s not just a few, but many disgusting negative things being said. I refuse to believe these people speak for the masses. I have to believe the majority of us don’t think “she deserved it”. And I’m guessing most of us are sickened of the stories we hear about bullying. Many of us have had our lives touched by bullying in some form. It changes you. You can often feel isolated, desperate and lose all hope. That’s a dangerous place to be.
I’m not the only author who feels this way. In fact, a group of us have gathered together to stand united against bullying. We want those who are victims of bullying to know they are not alone and there is hope. On Friday Oct 19th Authors Against Bullying will be posting to our blogs, letting the world know we are not okay with bullying. We ask that you help us spread the word, that you join us on this day, read our posts, hear our stories and comment. Share your stories as well. Open lines of communication to help bring bullying to an end. October is National Bullying Awareness Month and we hope all of you join us in standing up against bullying.
Join us, Authors Against Bullying, on Friday Oct 19th. We will be blogging and taking a stand against bullying.
*Each authors’ opinions on bullying are their own and do not necessarily reflect the views of all participating.
Here is the author coding in HTML format for anyone wanting to help spread the word.