Bullying Prevention: Don't Drink the Haterade (Video)

Guest Video Blogger on Bullying Prevention: Brooks Gibbs

We are excited to bring you a video from our friend and bullying expert, Brooks Gibbs. Brooks takes a whole different approach to bullying prevention. This is not your typical "words hurt" message. Watch and find out!

 Bullying affects so many of us at one time or another...either we've been bullied, we've seen someone bullied, or we've been the bully. Awareness is only the first step; the second step is action.  So, we are excited to bring you a video from our friend and bullying expert, Brooks Gibbs.  He is someone that was bullied, and he has turned that negativity into a positive. His passion is to empower victims with the skills needed to solve their bullying problems.

Brooks is a youth crisis counselor, bullying expert, youth speaker, author of Love is Greater Than Hate, and friend of TheHopeLine. October is National Bullying Awareness Month. Brooks says, "The most important message we can be promoting during this month of bullying awareness is the message of love." Tweet This!

If you want to hear more from Brooks, you can visit his website at http://www.brooksgibbs.com/.

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4 comments on “Bullying Prevention: Don't Drink the Haterade (Video)”

  1. πŸ˜‡β€οΈπŸ˜˜πŸ˜‡πŸ’πŸ’—β€οΈπŸ˜‡πŸ’•πŸ˜πŸ˜„β€οΈπŸ˜‡ I grew up thinking at times I was less than .. Insecurities.. A mess..πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜€πŸ’—πŸ˜‡πŸ’•πŸ˜“πŸ˜‚oh but when I was 14 I met somebody that shared Jesus with me πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡β€οΈπŸ˜‡oh enough said.. Joy.. Peace luv

  2. I remember like it was yesterday.... the anxiety I felt when I found out my daughter, Lexxy, had become the victim of bullying. I couldn't sleep for days, felt more like weeks and maybe it was. I recall how terrified my daughter was to go to school the next day. I remember role-playing with her to build courage and how hard it was for her to speak up. The tremors in her voice when she spoke about the little boy who wouldn't stop kicking her in the back during reading sessions then years later a little girl who would glare her down daily and ask her what she was looking at on the hour. I remember feeling an overwhelming urge to confront the parents. Instead I reported the incident to my daughter's teacher. Eventually things calmed down. Going forward I made it my business to teach my kid the importance of speaking up for herself and I reiterated how much she's loved and how important she is to me and her family, and the world in general. I went so far as to teach my kid a few self-defense moves - how to fight off her back... how to use her long legs to her advantage... choke hold etc. No easy task. My kid's timid, very girlie. One teacher described Lexxy as a "nervous child". I'm happy to announce that Lexxy's confidence has grown immensely over past couple of years. These days I put a "goal" chart up on the wall. Each time Lexxy speaks up for herself at school, I put a star on the chart. When a certain amount of stars have been accumulated, I reward my daughter with a special treat.

    1. its kids these days they think there not equal to each other and i can feel how your daughter feels because i get bullied alot how old is your daughter if i can ask ? and if you dont want to say i under stand but if she 11 or older i would see if she cutts her self bc i cut and its verry hard to stop and i try and try but i just cant so heres places people most cut well thers arms,thighs,stomach and hips becasue the older she get the mor shes gonna try to do stuff well im just trying to help so good luck with your daughter

    2. So very sorry..πŸ˜“Life sometimes can be so unfair... I will pray for you .. .. We must report.. Process renewal out trout life. Accept what God speaks over our lives

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