The M.A.D. (Make A Difference) organization was made to make a difference in the lives of people all over the nation. We hope to make a difference and spread the awareness of the importance of bullying and the impact that it creates, as we know bullying can destroy lives as it can lead to suicide, depression, detachment, and poor academic performance. It is our hope to change the lives of many people for a better future.
Statistics say: http://www.bullyingstatistics.org “When it comes to verbal bullying, this type of bullying is the most common type with about 77 percent of all students being bullied verbally in some way or another including mental bullying or even verbal abuse. These types of bullying can also include spreading rumors, yelling obscenities or other derogatory terms based on an individual’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. Out of the 77 percent of those bullied, 14 percent have a severe or bad reaction to the abuse, according to recent school bullying statistics”. These numbers make up the students that experience poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety about going to school and even suicidal thoughts (bullycide) as a result of being bullied by their peers.
As a community we should do our part and help bully victims, in order to make a difference we need to be the difference. We M.A.D. have pledged to be the difference in anyone’s life.
Think Before You Speak~ Alejandra V.