Dana chats with Zach Van Norman, from Once Upon a Fan, to discuss bullying and bullying in fandoms. They also briefly banter about Once Upon a Time.
PLEASE, if you feel like you’re having suicidal thoughts, talk to someone. There is NO coming back from suicide; it is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. Need help finding someone?
- Bullies Keep Out – Twitter @BulliesKeepOut, e-mail HELP@Bullieskeepout.com
- National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
- Trevor Project – 1-866-488-7386, Twitter @TrevorProject, Web TheTrevorProject.org
ABOUT BULLIES KEEP OUT
Bullies Keep Out LLC is an organization and movement to support, mentor, and raise awareness to those who have been bullied, harassed, or struggle from any form of hate, LGBT, Equality, Domestic Violence, Suicide Awareness, Addiction, Mental health awareness. It is a place to come together, unite, connect, and create change and through every avenue and outlet, which includes our celebrity and other special advocates who speak out and stand up with us. We aim to make voices be heard, build bridges, empower, motivate, raise awareness, take action, fundraise, and become so strong that as one we will not be broken down by any bully or form of hatred. BKO is built on a foundation of love, hope, kindness, and respect.
WE DO NOT EXCLUDE ANYBODY. We are also here to work with and help the bullies who want reform. Everybody is a victim in this vicious cycle.
We are also here to help with any cyber bullying, stalking, or harassment services you might need. BKO works in conjunction and collaboration with other organizations, projects, and communities who care to help those in need be free of any fear and get the support you need. Again, please keep in mind we are not licensed in any way to act as lawyers or any type of legal professionals. However, we will work with them to get you the help you seek.
Our Mission: A movement to take action, raise awareness, and support all forms of bullying and hate while providing prevention and intervention through every outlet at our disposal for ALL ages, while providing hope, love, and support to create change.
The What, Where, Who, and Why of Bullying?
Bullying is a serious epidemic that has been going on for some time now. The spotlight is brightly shining on this issue. Bullying comes in many forms. It can be verbal, emotional, mental, or physical. There are no limitations on bullying. We are all susceptible to getting bullied. Bullying is an act of aggression towards another or a group. It can be through words (i.e. social media posts, letters, emails, texts) or actual physical violence. It can be an isolated attack, a threat, or group isolation.
There are three roles involved: The bully, the victim of bullying, and the witness/bystander. There is always something to be done. We must reach out and speak out to create change. Bullying can occur anywhere. It can take place at school, at home, in the workplace, in relationships, in families, in the community, or on the internet. In today’s society, cyber bullying is becoming more and more of a problem as we spend a great deal of our time online.
Bullying causes great distress in the lives of those involved. The signs are not always evident, so we must constantly be paying attention…and most of all, always be a friend. If we all play our part, we can gain control. Be kind and love big.
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All this and more on this weeks edition of Bullies Keep Out!
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