National Bullying Prevention Month
The month of October is National Bullying Prevention Month. Although this month is coming to an end, we must continue the efforts on a national level to stand up to bullying. In recent years there have been a number of tragic cases involving young teens ending their lives after being the victims of senseless and cruel bullying and cyberbullying. Two recent bullycides, Jamey Rodemeyer from the U.S. and Jamie Hubley from Canada, have received international attention resulting in Lady Gaga pushing for a national anti-bullying law.
AsktheJudge was fortunate enough to interview a young teen who is not only a talented singer/songwriter, but is using her beautiful voice to spread the anti-bullying message to students in a number of states. Hayley Reardon is 14-years-old and while she performs in schools, she tells her own story and encourages students to find their own voice and take a stand against bullying. She is working with PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center.