Bullying is a huge problem in schools and kids who are victims of bullying often feel isolated and powerless. Only when they speak up against bullies and tell others that they are victims of bullying will they be able to regain their self-confidence. Feeling ashamed of being bullied and keeping these feelings bottled up is not the answer. Once you meet the following young lady that confronted bullies with positive Post-It notes, it will leave you with a sense of hope that bullying can be beaten.
Alberta high school student Caitlin Prater-Haackehad had her school locker broken into by bullies in late September. They used her iPad to log in to her Facebook account and posted several messages that encouraged her to die. Caitlin was constantly teased and made fun of by bullies at her school. Despite all of the negative experiences she had at school, Sarah did not let the bullies get the best of her.
She didn’t seek revenge but instead stood up to her bullies by spreading the love with positive Post-it notes. She wrote inspiring and uplifting messages on each note and stuck them on every single locker in her school.
Watch how high school student Caitlin Prater-Haackehad stood up against bullying and inspired her classmates with positive Post-It notes…
Caitlin is an awesome person and her story provides hope and inspiration to other teens (or adults!) who are victims of bullying. Kudos to her family for raising such an awesome young lady! She stands up to bullies and finds a positive way to shut down bullies and inspires others in the process. We could all learn a lesson from her. What do you think of Caitlin’s story? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below!
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