Keep fighting the bully culture
SADLY when it comes to the topic of bullying, everyone has a story they can tell, or a person they know who has had to deal with the pain of being bullied.
The MARK Foundation’s message of anti-bullying takes on an important role in Gayndah as a beacon for the fight against bullies and their actions.
After covering two of the MARK Foundation street parties I’ve come to realise that the community of Gayndah and particularly school students, take that message to heart and support the foundation as best as they can.
We all know the impacts of bullying and some of us tragically have had to deal with a loss because of that very issue, the fight against bullying is not a new one but is one that must be taken up at every turn.
With the advent of social media and instant communication the avenues for bullies have grown, but so have the outlets for support and defence.
We, as a community, came together on Saturday to show that we will not tolerate bullying, residents young and old carry the same disdain for bullying and it has proven to be an issue that brings the town together.
We are all shaped by our experiences, both good and bad, bullying is an experience we can help people to avoid.
Something as small as a kind smile to stranger on the street has the power to lift their spirit and better their day, compassion goes a long way.