How do you picture a bully? Is he
bigger and stronger than the kids he
picks on? Is he
a jock who likes to tease the kids who spend more time in the library than on the football field? Does he
shove other kids into lockers?
What if he
, in fact, is a she
Too often when we think of bullying, we think of it being related to boys. They say “boys will be boys” and “let them work it out like boys.” But what about girl-against-girl crime and abuse?
It’s not only about physical fighting either. Bullying can be in the form of name-calling, rumor starting, or being just plain mean.
The Kind Campaign
is a nonprofit movement that brings awareness and healing to girls who are bullied by other girls. It was developed by two college-aged girls who had an unfortunate commonality: They were both affected by female bullying. Through their assembly program
and a documentary film
, they’re spreading the message to “STOP the competition, STOP the cattiness, STOP the hate, and to BE KIND.”
Let your voice be heard. Check out T.A.P
: an initiative from Kind Campaign for victims, advocates, predators, and bystanders. Individuals can choose to share their bullying story (Truth), submit an apology to those they have bullied in the past (Apology), or take a pledge to be kind in an effort to end female bullying.
These are just a few ways to get involved with the Kind Campaign. More resources and interactive ways to make a difference and BE KIND are available on their website
You can also head on over to 31 for 31 and check out our School Bullying Prevention Difference Makers