Bullying in schools robs many children of their right to education. Sadly, it’s more common than we think, and schools can struggle to prevent it.
The consequences of bullying are long-lasting, impacting victims’ self-esteem.
Meet William Gierke, a brave 9-year-old. He wanted to raise breast cancer awareness by proudly wearing a pink “Tough Guys Wear Pink” T-shirt to school. But his joy turned to heartbreak when classmates started calling him hurtful names like “sissy.”
William went home in tears, and his upset mom was determined to help him. Fortunately, his teacher, David Winter, took a stand against bullying. When he learned of William’s ordeal, he too donned a pink T-shirt.
This act of solidarity meant the world to William, who said, “I feel more comfortable; I don’t let it bother me anymore.”
We need more compassionate people like Teacher David. Their actions make the world a better place.
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