Today is #spiritday and the ACC Team thought it would be a good opportunity to talk about Bullying.
In our industry we can all be a little too opinionated every now and then, but when does that turn into bullying?
It becomes bullying when it is repetitive or when someone wants to intentionally to hurt another. It can be verbal bullying (making threats, name-calling), psychological bullying (excluding children, spreading rumors), or physical bullying (hitting, pushing).
Bullying behaviour is so common throughout the world it is estimated that 20 to 30 percent of school-age children are involved in bullying incidents, as either perpetrators or victims. Its so dangerous because victims of bullies suffer consequences all the way until middle age like depression, anxiety and suicide.
Here at Aussie Cheer Channel we pass on this information in the hope it starts a change in our industry
For more information, get the facts and tools to help you click the link below to the Australian government website Bullying. No Way!
Spirit Day began in 2010 as a way to show support for LGBT youth and take a stand against bullying. Following a string of high-profile suicide deaths of gay teens in 2010, GLAAD worked to involve millions of teachers, workplaces, celebrities, media outlets and students in going purple on social media or wearing purple, a color that symbolizes spirit on the rainbow flag.
Spirit Day now occurs every year on the third Thursday in October, during National Bullying Prevention Month, and has become the most visible day of support for LGBT youth.
This year GLAAD will celebrate Spirit Day on October 15 where we will all stand together; communities, corporations, celebrities, landmarks, faith groups, sports leagues, schools and so much more, to send a message of solidarity and acceptance to LGBT youth.