Ashley McIntyre, Kenneth Weishuhn, Jamie Hubley, Tyler Clementi,
Megan Meier, Rachel Ehmke, Jay ‘Corey’ Jones, Kayle Maire Wright, Eden Wormer,
and Amanda Todd, from Metro Vancouver. These names have something in common and
they share something that no human being deserves to have to share. These are
the names of ten young individuals, of the many, from all walks of life and
sexual orientation who were bullied and committed suicide as a result of being
bullied. My question to you is how long
must we wait before action is taken?
We as a society are letting the youth of this generation
down. We are turning a blind eye to bullying. We need to stand up. We need stop
this. It pains me to hear that Amanda Todd died. If you have not heard, Amanda made a video within
the last month. I ask that you take 10 minutes out of your day, go to
youtube.com and search for Amanda Todd and watch her video. It will show you
how bad it is. I have watched that video several times now and every time I see
it, it hurts to know we could have done something. The individuals that led her
taking her life could have been stopped. The teachers that saw her get into the
fight should have done more. Her video was a cry for help and we did
Bullying is a hate crime, it is terrorism, it is unfair and
it is time we take a tough stand against any individual who practices this
brutality. We need to start educating the youth about the deadly consequences
of bullying. Our teachers need to do more and help more. We need to create more
outreach programs and make help available.
Our elected officials, need to help. We need their help
to classify bullying as terrorism, as a hate crime, as an crime with an adult
charge and create stiff life long penalties for those found guilty.
Please sign this petition to ask our elected representative to take a tough stand against bullying. Ask our elected officials work to amend the
criminal code and classify bullying as a terrorism and hate.
Will you stand up
for Amanda and others that have died as a result of bullies?