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The Bullywhips
A Glee Fandom Anti-Bullying Pledge
The Bullywhip Pledge
As a Bullywhip, I pledge not to bully, harass, attack, or intentionally hurt my fellow Glee fandom members. I pledge to uphold a sense of dignity and respect, both toward myself and others, in my actions and words, and to remember that words can hurt and that I should not use them as a weapon. I pledge not to bully in retaliation to bullying, because I know it doesn't fix the problem.

I know that with my pledge, even if I used to be a bully, I will be safe from persecution here, because The Bullywhips accept anyone who is against bullying, including ex-bullies.

I pledge not to hide behind my internet anonymity so that I may bully without repercussions, because I know that even though no one knows it's me, I still know, and that's not who I want to be. I also pledge this because I understand that anonymous words of hate hurt just as much as any other kind.

I pledge to stand by the ideas fundamental to the anti-bullying movement and to lend an ear to people who have been hurt by bullying, should they need and ask for it. If I do not feel comfortable being a listening party, I pledge not to send people on bully witch hunts and, instead, will direct bullying victims to help lines, or to someone else they can talk to.

I'm taking the Bullywhip Pledge because bullying hurts and, sometimes, can kill. I'm taking it because I know bullying is wrong and I want to be part of the change. I'm taking the Bullywhip Pledge because I want to take a stand against bullying.

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19th-Mar-2012 08:13 pm - The Anti-Social Network
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'Trolls think they are outlaws, brave even. But they are just bullies and we must stop them.'


It is the modern-day menace ruining lives via a computer screen.

"Trolling" sees everyone from grieving families to crime victims taunted by faceless bullies on social network websites and forums. When broadcaster Richard Bacon fell victim, he decided to investigate.


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8th-Mar-2012 09:06 pm - I Was Bullied [PETITION]
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When I was 12, I was bullied so much that I didn't even want to go to school anymore. It got so bad that one day, four boys came up behind me, called me awful names, slammed my hand in my locker and broke my finger. The worst part is that I was too afraid to even tell my parents the truth about what happened -- the bullies terrified me.

So when I saw the new documentary Bully, which was produced to stop bullying, it felt so good to know that the filmmakers were telling the stories of kids like me. I think that every kid should see Bully, so I was shocked to learn that it was given an "R" rating because some of the bullies in the film use bad words.

-Katy Butler

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If enough people speak out and ask the MPAA to give Bully a PG-13 rating, maybe we can get them to change their minds. Will you sign the petition to the MPAA asking for a PG-13 rating instead of an R?

“It's an important movie for everyone to see, especially kids. … You can't show R rated movies in schools, and that's exactly where it needs to be shown. … So far, over 200,000 people have signed [Katy's] petition, I have signed it, and I hope you will, too."

-Ellen Degeneres

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23rd-Feb-2012 03:22 am - Cyber-bullying & Its Effects
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Bullying is all around us online. That's why we started this campaign. It isn't just about the intense animosity that arises within Glee fandom, though that is where our focus starts. It's about everyone. Everyone who has been or is being bullied, either online or in their offline lives. For the parents and teachers who don't understand how bad the epidemic really is. This cause is even for bullies themselves. In some ways, it is especially for them.

Sometimes, it can be hard to admit or even realize you're being a bully.Collapse )
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