The Hairy Housewife:

Everybody has been touched by the sad story of Amanda Todd, and people are now beginning to come forward with their own experiences.

Here is just one, from the mighty pen of Paula Acton.

Originally posted on Paula Acton:

A slight departure from the normal today

“It’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

In the news recently has been the tragic death of Amanda Todd I don’t want to go into the details of her passing here or talk about the specifics of her case though I will touch on certain aspects.  Rather I want to talk about the power of words.

I am the mother of a daughter who was bullied in school, and as much as I taught her to ignore those who bullied her it was not always possible especially once the bullying became physical rather than verbal.

We writers craft our stories with the wealth of language we have at our disposal, our words have the power…

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About The Hairy Housewife

Media volunteer for Epilepsy Action (UK) and advocate for both epilepsy and autism awareness. Seamstress, cross-stitcher, sci-fi lover, ukulele player and Chelmsford's own Pickling Pagan who wants to inherit a TARDIS when she grows up. In the process of writing an as yet unnamed book, with anecdotes and information about being epileptic and autistic - and seeing the funny side! Also an entertainment journalist for What Culture, where I write about Doctor Who.
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3 Responses to

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Thanks for reblogging I found that post of Paul Acton quite cathartic , and wrote her a long and rambling comment I hope she does not mind. Bless you xxxxx

  2. Another good and wise post. There’s actually quite a campaign going on in schools and things to try to get kids to report any behaviour online which they find threatening. One of my friends who works for O2 has been trained by them to go into schools to give presentations on how the kids can stay safe online, so that they can protect themselves and keep safe from these abusers.

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