Sue Scheff: STOMP Out Bullying Before School Opens

Broward County has seen enough of the consequences bullying, text rage and cyberbullying.
Last October the fury of a teen being doused in alcohol then set on fire by other teens is literally incomprehensible, however it happened to 15 year-old Michael Brewer.

Just 5 months later in March of 2010, we all were shocked at the rage of a teen as he savagely beat 15 year-old Josie Ratley nearly to death with his steel toe boots.

Coincidentally both these students were attending Deerfield Beach Middle School. Both Josie Lou Ratley and Michael Brewers are survivors of vicious attacks.  Did these stem from bullying?

As school opens shortly, STOMP Out Bullying™ which is an initiative of Love Our Children USA™ the national nonprofit leader that honors, respects and protects children, launches their new website!

STOMP Out Bullying focuses on reducing and preventing bullying, cyberbullying, sexting and other digital abuse, decreasing school absenteeism and truancy, educating against homophobia, racism and hatred and deterring violence in schools, playgrounds, online and in communities across the country.

Michael Brewer and Josie Ratley will forever be voices for victims of others that have been or being attacked, whether it is verbally, keystrokes or physically, no one deserves to be treated this way.

Education is the key to prevention.  Take the time to read through the newly updated www.STOMPOutBullying.org website and check out the tip sheets!  Don't wait for an incident to occur in your hometown, be proactive today - have a great school year to come!

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