Strength exists in numbers. This has never been a more useful truism than in the battle against bullying. Knowing that others have experienced taunting, teasing, and cruelty and have gotten through it has the power to help transform someone’s life. That’s why we are giving a standing ovation to the Kind Campaign, a movement to end girl-against-girl bullying.
The Kind Campaign was founded by Molly Thompson and Lauren Parsekian, two college pals who both experienced bullying in school. Part of their efforts include directing a documentary called Finding Kind where they interviewed girls across the country to show that teens can end bullying by making a concerted effort to be kind to one another. Individuals or groups can click on the link to get more information about hosting a screening or finding a location to watch the film. In addition, Molly and Lauren’s website provides extremely valuable tools to help girls find the words, courage, or hope to end the bullying cycle. It’s worth checking out their resources including: the online apology to make saying, “I’m sorry” easier, the no-bullying pledge, Kind Magazine, and the “Truth Wall” where girls post experiences with girl-against-girl meanness.
Sometimes making a difference means stopping rather than starting something. We agree with the Kind Campaign: stop competition, stop cattiness, stop hate. Start being kind!
© YesKidzCan!, 2011