#purrs4peace Hello everyone, we’re participating in Purrs4Peace Week 45. This weeks Purrs4Peace has us purring to stop the bullies!
Please join us in Purrs4Peace
“Bullies are always cowards at heart and may be credited with a pretty safe instinct in scenting their prey.” – Anna Julia Cooper
Bullying behavior by children and teens has recently been on the increase. The online statistics on bullying and cyber-bullying are diverse. But it appears that generally one-third of children are bullied in school, in their neighborhood or online. The results of bullying are profound. It is estimated that at least 160,000 children do not attend school on any particular day due to fear of attack of bullying. Consequences can be even more extreme. We have probably all heard of the tragic results of such behavior in the case of Phoebe Prince and her suicide after vicious and unrelenting bullying by fellow school girls and boys.
“Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke” – Benjamin Disraeli
What can we do?
- Stand up to bullies in our own lives.
- Teach our children to stand up to bullies.
- Insist that authorities deal effectively with bullies in school environments.
- Insist that authorities deal with cyber-bullying by all available prosecutions and that new laws to deal with new technological opportunities for bullying be addressed.
- Do not tolerate bullying of others when you witness or know about it.
* And……………..this week we will purr.
Please stop by and visit the Confucius Cat’s Blog, he is after all, our fearless leader on the Purrs 4 Peace project.
The appointed time for Week 44 is Sunday, April 25, 2010. Participants should purr for three minutes commencing at 3:00 p.m.. EDT (U.S.) which is 8:00 p.m. (20:00 hrs.) BST in the U.K. The cat’s human staff should assist their cats with the project by stroking and nuzzling the cat at the appointed time.
Me and Charlie do not like bullies and so are purring very loudly!
Booooo to bullies! Purrs to fight bullies!
p.s. what a sweet pic of Sister Gracie!
Hi Brian, lets take a stroll in the butterfly garden. ~Scylla
My mom used to be a school teacher and she remembers some of the bullies. However, it wasn't always easy to catch them doing anything because they were so sneaky. She told her students that she didn't believe in "tattling" but if someone was doing something that was harming themselves or someone else, they were to come to my mom. My mom was a tough cookie!
I was purring very loudly to fight bullies.
Hope you had a great day.
My mom's a teacher and we are both joining you in purring real loud (I'm better at it than she is though).
Such a good message ~ everyone standing together can overcome even the biggest bullies!
Banjo and I will be doing some purring too!
xo Catherine & Banjo