One of the most overused phrases after someone offends another is, "it was only a joke". For me, I am fine with offensive language AS A JOKE as long as the person it is offending is 1, laughing, and 2, it is only said by a friend of their's. A couple days ago a kid was calling me a word I'm not allowed to repeat here repeatedly during Math class. The teacher same over and the kid said it was just a joke. First off, I wasn't laughing, in fact I wanted to knock him out (I didn't, the only thing I actually did was shoot a rubber band at him, he stole it😒. And second, I'm not friends with him, not even in the least bit. I don't recognize that as a joke, I see that as verbal bullying (he was saying it every 30 seconds, so it was repeated, therefore bullying).

So today a few girls at lunch saw that I was sitting alone and asked me to sit at their table, I made friends with them. That was extremely nice of them even if all they did was invite me over. Even the smallest actions can make a big difference to somebody, what they did might have seemed small, just inviting someone to their table, but it meant a lot to me. Even small things like making sure no one is alone at lunch, holding a door open, giving someone a complement, ect, can mean a lot to other people. One of my favorite quotes is "Everything you say and do can make a big difference, so make it kind." because it's true. So I want to give you guys an assignment sorta for anti-bullying. When you go to school (or if you are in school, idk where you are or what time zone you are in, but) I want you to do one small nice thing to somebody you don't know at school. Then come back here to the group and comment what you did.
Some suggestions again are:

-Inviting someone to your lunch table
-Opening a door for someone
-Giving someone a complement
-Helping someone if they are stuck on an assignment or something
-and more things you might add (if you have a suggestion for this list I would be happy to add it).

So idrk what to post on here. Or how to help stop bullying, soo yeah.

Just checking the group! I would make posters but I don't know what I would say and I am not aloud to hang them up around my neighborhood. Sorry....

I made a poster but me are not allowed to go around hanging them up. Me will send when free

Group Goal(s)
Big Goal - To Stop Bullying Once And For All
First Small Goal - Raise Awareness For Bullying Around Your School And Neighborhood (posters for example are a good idea, you could make some or find them online and put them up around, or any idea to raise awareness, like a fundraiser even).

What is the stupidest thing you have heard today?
Me - this.

Teachers 'forced special needs child to make a list of his faults.'

A 10-year-old boy with special needs who complained of bullying was forced by staff to listen to his other classmates listing the reasons they didn't like him - and he had to write them on a hand-drawn poster that was then stuck up on his classroom wall.
In a case that campaigners say highlights the need for specialist training resources, Damian Lightroller's son, who has traits for autism, ADHD, and oppositional defiant disorder and is on the special education needs register, was told by his peers he needed to "Stop shouting" , " Stop annoying us" and "Be happy, not sad" if he wanted to have better relationships with them. (Go to theguardian.com for the full article.)

This is the violence post. Today I was bored, so I decided to look in the news briefings on my tablet, then I saw this article. (Some might be cut out only to shorten the post, to see the real article, it is on usatoday.com)

"Three teenage girls have been arrested in Chicago for allegedly beating an unidentified 15-year-old girl with disabilities in an incident that went viral on social media.
"... two of the suspects have been charged with aggravated battery, a felony. One was charged with mob action.
"One of the teens was arrested by the police. The others turned themselves in with their families.
"The video shows the group of girls swarming and striking as onlookers laugh. The girl, who then falls to the ground, calls for help. The clip was published Monday night by an unidentified Twitter user claiming to be the victim's friend. She said the victim had a 'mental disability'.
"Police did not confirm the motivation behind these attacks.
"'Hate, bullying and bigotry are cancers of our society that break and divide us' Said Eddie Johnson, superintendent of police.
"... The victim was missing for five days before being reported missing by her family, Tuesday. Eventually she was found by a concerned individual and her father."

I hope you guys understand how important this is, there are millions of kids going through bullying like this and sometimes worse, and they, unlike this girl, are still going unnoticed. This is not school bullying, but it is still bullying nonetheless. Please help me find more ideas to help end bullying. And if anyone happens to see anyone being bullied, anywhere, anytime, don't just watch, do something about it, even if it is just a video, you can see how much that video helped this girl now.

Members of the Bullying Prevention. Anti-bully Planning group, i have accepted all requests to join, and if i could see more activity in the group the would be great.

I have gotten a lot of people irl trying to tell me to give up on my program, since it is unlikely to stop bullying, but if everyone continues to do nothing about it than it will never stop for sure. Even if my program fails, i can at least say I tried to make an effort to help people with bullying, cause obviously no one else in my school district is willing to do anything.

Group About
If you care a single bit about the 160,000 kids who stay home from school each day for fear of bullying, the over 3.2 million kids who get bullied each year, or putting an end to both of those, join this group.
Members (19)