Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students of all races and classes. 1 out of 4 kids are bullied and depending on their age up to 43% of students are cyberbullied. 9 out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at school. As many as 160,000 students stay home on any given day because they're afraid of being bullied.
Child and teen Bullying and Cyberbullying are at an all-time high. Some kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them. It has everyone worried. Not just the kids on its receiving end, but the parents and others who may not understand how extreme bullying can get.
And bullies don't stop there! Hate pages are posted on the Internet and on social media sites. It's wrong and it's harmful!
We cannot lose more of our youth to suicide as a result of bullying and cyberbullying. The parents of Jamie Rodemeyer,Tyler Clementi, Asher Brown, Phoebe Prince, Kameron Jacobsen, Scott Walz, Jesse Logan, Matt Epling, Megan Meier, Carl Joseph Hoover Walker, Alexis Pilkington, Justin Aaberg, Alex Harrison, Ryan Halligan, Suade Cooley, Amanda Diane Cummings and countless others know that pain.
ENOUGH is ENOUGH. We can no longer accept ignorance, hatred, cruelty and intolerance.
We can no longer accept the many schools across the country who are sweeping this issue under the rug!
Please join STOMP Out Bullying™, a signature program of Love Our Children USA™, in getting national legislation passed that makes it mandatory for every school in this country to enforce anti-bullying legislation. Require schools to pay penalties if they do not enforce anti-bullying legislation and help every student who is bullied; as well as getting help for the bullies.
STOMP Out Bullying™, focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying and other digital abuse, decreasing school absenteeism, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred and deterring violence in schools, online and in every community.
Show victims that you care and create a safer environment in every school across the country and online everywhere!
Please add your voice and sign this online petition and STOMP Out Bullying™!
Our goal is to deliver 500,000 signatures to President Obama and Congress and every state official by August 31, 2012.
We can't lose one more student! We can't have one more student tormented!
Together, we can give children a world where they are safe …a world where their voices are not small, ignored and unheard. And together we can listen ...as we raise the volume, so that everyone hears their message.
Please join us and sign today. Thanks for taking action!
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