Don’t Bully: The Kind Campaign
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My junior year in high school, there was one girl who didn’t want to be my friend. She turned my whole group against me. We were also all on the dance team, so on water breaks, I sometimes had fake phone conversations so they thought I had friends.
That’s how Molly Thompson endured high school.
Lauren Paul was tortured every single day of high school by a group of girls who were angry because a boy liked her instead of one of them.
Lauren and Molly met while studying at Pepperdine University. After sharing their stories, they founded The Kind Campaign:
A global movement, documentary, and school program rooted in the simple, yet life-altering, notion that KINDness is the change agent required to heal the pejorative effects of “girl-against-girl” antagonism.
So what can girls who experience bullying do? Paul and Thompson have some tips (via IBTimes):
It Gets Better
When girls and boys are going through bullying, it feels like they’re never going to get past the school hallways … but high school is such a short chapter of life. There are so many more experiences to be had. Having that perspective can help them move past the hallways and see that there are so much more amazing things ahead of them.
Ask For Help
If anyone is ever going through something like that, it is so important to reach out to your parents or another adult and get help.
Try Talking To The Bully
Try to have a conversation with the person they’re having a conflict with. Sometimes, she might not know she is having such a profound effect on another person.
Source: International Business Times
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About BroadBlogsI have a Ph.D. from UCLA in sociology (emphasis: gender, social psych). I currently teach sociology and women's studies at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills, CA. I have also lectured at San Jose State. And I have blogged for Feminispire, Ms. Magazine, The Good Men Project and Daily Kos. Also been picked up by The Alternet.
Posted on October 22, 2014, in feminism, psychology, relationships, women and tagged bullying, Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson, psychology, The Kind Campaign, women. Bookmark the permalink. 24 Comments.