What is bullying?
** Every 7 minutes a child is bullied.
** More than 160,000 U.S. students stay home
each day from fear of being bullied.
** 35% of kids have been threatened online.
** 1 out of 4 school students is bullied.
** 32% of high school bully victims have
Bullying is indeed no trivial matter. Bullying is very serious, and we must all work together to fight against this horrific tormenting behavior against our young people today. As a parent, it is my responsibility to teach my children that bullying is unacceptable. Through my own example, I'm trying to teach my children that it is wrong to ridicule differences (i.e., race, religion, appearance, special needs, gender, economic status), and I'm trying to instill in them a sense of empathy for those who are different. Respect, kindness, compassion, and acceptance are qualities I want my kids to be known for.
Here is a great YouTube video that young people will appreciate, as well.... Beat a Bully Without Using Your Fist. Both of my kids (6 and 14) have watched this video and have asked repeatedly to see it again. I hope you will take the time to watch it.
Well, I told you at the beginning of this post that I was participating in an Anti-Bullying blog hop, so let's get to the lunch.
This lunch is packed in EasyLunchBoxes.
*peanut butter and all-fruit spread sandwich cut into a shape of a stop sign- I cut a tortilla with the stop sign cutter and sprayed it with red Wilton Color Mist and then, placed it on top of the sandwich. The words "Bully free...the way to be" are cut from Swiss cheese. The peace sign is a candy cupcake icing decoration.
*black seedless grapes with candy peace sign (There is a wedge of apple under the grapes.)
*sweet corn with homemade "Be a buddy...not a bully" pick
As I said above, though, this is an Anti-Bullying blog hop. So, hop on over to Chaos and Confections to see Jessie's great anti-bullying themed lunch. Just click the button below, and you know you have completed the hop when you arrive back here. Enjoy the hop Friends!!
Some of the things, or similar things, that I used to make this lunch: