Illinois 7th Grader Creates a Must-See Video about Bullying
Whatever it takes to clear 6 minutes to watch this video, do it. If you're a parent, teacher or someone who works with children, please share this.
Being the father of a new 6th grader scares me a little bit each day. Will she feel confident today that she can be anything in this life she wants, or will some mean girl take that confidence away? Will her laughter be silenced by someone's cruel words that will wreck the rest of her day and possibly more? Will someone post something hurtful about her on social media? In one scene in the video below, a father says that when he was young and in school, the bullying stopped every day at 3:30 p.m. when school let out. Then his son informed him of something it's hard to imagine sometimes. Bullying with social media can happen 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
That boy is Jonah Maxwell, a 7th grader from St. Charles, Illinois. Several months ago Jonah came up with the concept and script for the video you're about to watch, according to wgntv.com.
Now that you've watched this video, you already know the people in your life who need to see it, so please share it right away.
To see Jonah and his dad Dave talk about the video on WGN, click here.