Stand up to bullying!

My last post was a difficult one to share, as it was incredibly personal and emotional for me to put out there. However, I’m so glad I did, as I’ve been blown away by the supportive comments and positive feedback I’ve received. I found it really interesting to read some of the stories and comments written by others in response, particularly from people who admitted that they had bullied others in the past as a way of dealing with their own problems. I’m so glad that people reached out to contribute to the dialogue regarding bullying and the impact it has.

However, in the midst of so much positivity and support, I was devastated to receive an abusive comment on my last blog post. When I first read it, I became paranoid that it had been written by someone I know, hiding behind anonymity. It made me worry that I was making a mistake by putting my thoughts and experiences up on this blog in the first place.

I’m determined not to let one nasty comment bring me down that way. I have been given an overwhelming amount of support, and overall the response to the stories I have shared has been very positive.

The reason I am posting this response is because I have been reminded of a video that I have found really helpful over the years. It’s incredibly well crafted, so powerful and always brings emotions close to the surface!

If you watch one video today, please let it be this one - such a moving piece, that beautifuly depicts the real impact of bullying.



There is hope, always - keep moving forward and you will find your path. 


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  1. Nathan, I read your article in the Daily Echo today and really admire your courage speaking up about this. My teenage son is going through the same thing and I've had to take him out of the school due to the distress it's caused him. There have been 40 kids involved in the bullying- very much a herd mentality. Was the school you went to in Southampton? It's same uniform so I'm wondering if it's the same school but article says you live in a different town! Well done for all that you're doing telling your story as it'll help more people than you realise.

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    1. Hi Clara, Thank you so much for taking the time to message me, I really do appreciate you reaching out. I have received your email, but wanted to email back when I get a bit of time to reply fully.

      I am so sorry to hear about your some and the situation you are in. I think it is indeed the same school. Thank you for your kind words. Actually, The artical made me feel very exposed and anxious, so knowing there are people out there reading it, relating and getting something from it means the world to me. I shall reply to your email soon.

      Kindest Regards

      Nathan

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