Click on this link to read about Jamie Hubley and watch a short video about his love for singing. Jamie was a bright young man who liked to perform and sing, and he was openly gay. Jamie was a young man who was bullied relentlessly by his peers, and his life ended in suicide.
It is good to have knowledge, even when it is painful or sad to learn. Know what happened to this young man. Know that it was wrong. Know that somewhere, administrators/teachers should have stepped in. Friends should have stepped in. Strangers who witnessed this bullying should have stepped in. Shame on those who thought they had a right to treat Jamie like trash.
By ignoring bullying, you allow it happen. If you are too scared to stand up to a bully, tell an adult and get them to do it. You are still helping.
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” -Edmund Burke
“All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men and women do nothing.” -Me
Be sure to check out this blog during the week of November 13-18, as that is National Bullying Awareness week and I will be doing more posts on bullying.