Good advice from Charly.
Meanwhile – has the anti-bullying campaign destroyed itself through overexposure?
‘It no longer matters that people say that anymore since everybody and their dog is tweeting, posting and Instagramming the same message like a broken record. Nobody seems to be doing anything significant about the bullying issue and those who genuinely hold a hand out to victims risk getting bullied themselves.’
‘Rampant hypocrisy and trendiness of the sentiment has led to the bandwagon itself being used as a guise for bullying as people have started using it as compensation for their actions. It is certainly an unfortunate tag to a truly needed cause. ‘
‘Here’s the thing about directing our attention so fully and passionately toward bullying: The people most affected by it are sick of talking about it.
“Kids are at the eye-rolling stage with bullying,” says Cynthia Lowen, producer and writer of the 2011 documentary “Bully.” “They’re so inundated with messages from the media and school and this huge explosion of awareness over the last few years that it’s like, ‘Ugh, bullying.'”
I would say that, more recently, it’s not been the simple boring repetition of the bullying message that has killed it off – it’s the fact that the poster girl and her mother were such truly awful representatives of the whole sad business.