Since my son is only 17 months old, bullying is not yet something we are faced with. However, the reality is that bullying is a huge problem that comes in many shapes and forms. Working in a middle school for over ten years and having some first-hand experience with being bullied myself, this is an issue I take very seriously and do not tolerate.
According to the statistics listed in the following article,
“1/3 of children with life threatening food allergies are bullied.”
Since statistics tell us that this may be something we eventually encounter, we want to teach our son to not only defend himself, but also to stand up for others and what is right.
Since the first way to put an end to this type of ignorance in our society is to educate, we wanted to raise awareness and share the following article. Let’s stop bullying one person…one smile…. at a time…