Without sound like Miss Pop-u-lar, I was never really bullied. I don't remember being picked on or harassed or tripped in the hallways. I'd like to think it was because I was nice to everyone, and maybe because I didn't want anyone to not like me. That's not to say kids weren't mean to me, as I'm sure everyone has experienced a few times growing up. I distinctly remember a close friend in 6th grade teasing me because I wore the same jeans twice in one week. After that, I wrote down every single outfit I wore to school so I would have zero repeats. I know, the horror. I cannot even imagine what some kids have to put up with when they go to school, or I guess even nowadays, sign onto their Facebook page. If the biggest example I have of being bullied is over a pair of jeans, I think I'm more than lucky. Some kids aren't.
Please take two minutes to watch this video and go to the website in the description (http://www.change.org/petitions/mpaa-don-t-let-the-bullies-win-give-bully-a-pg-13-instead-of-an-r-rating) to sign the petition allowing this film to be rated PG-13 instead of R. It's about more than just bullying; peer pressure, kindness, respect and empathy. As Ellen always says,
Everyone, be kind.