My Son Was Bullied. He Tried to Take His Life

Parent & Family Engagement | 10/18/2019

DeVetrica Quinn
Fellow, Stand for Children Indiana

When my son was in elementary school, he was bullied. For two years he was picked on, mocked, harassed and made to feel worthless. It got so bad that he tried to take his own life.

I never want another child to go through what my son went through. 

Schools must do more to help kids understand how their words and actions affect others. One way is Teach Kindness, a free 4-week program that teaches students in K-8th grade about empathy, diversity, acceptance and compassion. The kids not only learn how to be kind, but they get to practice being kind through classroom activities that break down barriers and make everyone feel more connected.

Today, my son is in 7th grade at a new school and doing much better, and I’m determined to make sure he’s never bullied again.

As parents, we do everything we can to make sure our children are happy and safe. If you want your child’s school to create an anti-bullying, pro-kindness culture, get involved with Teach Kindness today.

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