Bullying is something that I've been through as a kid so I never want my kids to go through the same. When I started going to school, I was very little and I was the easy target of the bully kids. I remember when I was in first and second grade I was made fun of but there was nothing I can do but cry every time the other kids would bully me. I transferred school in my 3rd grade year to another school and the bullying starts again so I finally stood my ground when I couldn't take it anymore. I've had enough that I lost my patience when I saw a broken glass on the ground and threw it to the boy who is harassing me all the time. The broken glass hit his eyebrow and it bled. His brother came and punched me in my face that I got a bloody mouth. We were summoned to the Principal's office and was warned that it should never happened again. Do I regret what I did? Maybe, but I was thankful I did it because after that, they stopped harassing me. I told my kids the story and give them pointers on how to avoid bullying and how to address it just in case it happens. I hope and pray that it won't happen.
Anyway, these photos were taken during the awarding ceremony of the annual Anti-Bullying Poster contest that my daughter won recently. The awarding was held at Holiday Inn here in Weirton. Buffet dinner was served during the event.
I admire the Weirton-Wellsburgh Chapter of Credit Union for hosting this anti-bullying event annually. I think that it is an important issue that needs awareness.
I always told my kids to avoid getting involve with some type of drama. It is better to concentrate on their studies, focus their attention to what matters most and avoid conflict. Glad that they belong to a school where bullying is no-no. Bullying is such a hard reality that exist everywhere. It ruins lives of people and some even take their own if they couldn't take it anymore. This is why I am very appreciative of this companies and organization that raise awareness for Ant-iBullying campaign.