Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Bullying Prevention Awareness Giveaway

Hi Everyone, it's time for another giveaway!

This week at QuellyRue Designs, we're promoting Bullying Prevention Awareness! Bullying affects so many people in so many ways. Bullying can be verbal, physical, or via the Internet. It can severely affect the victim's self-image, social interactions, and school performance―often leading to insecurity, lack of self-esteem, and depression in adulthood.

My first experience of bullying was in 3rd grade. There was a girl in my class who didn't like me for some reason, I don't know. We never spoke and to my knowledge I kept my distance from her. Besides, I was very quiet in school. I mainly only hung out with my brother, sisters and a small group of friends I pretty much considered family. One afternoon during recess, I was standing in front of my classroom and holding on to the doorway when she slammed the door shut on my hand. OUCH, I know! It happened so fast but I remember the look of anger on her face as the teacher reprimanded her. I wont share the graphic details of my injuries, only that I broke my pinky finger and I had a high fever for several days. My parents, who very upset over the situation, played an active role in making sure this never happened again in my school.

It saddens me to my core when I hear these cases of school/workplace shootings and children being driven to suicide or died because of bullying. It's time for bullying to end in society. Everyone has the right to be respected and the responsibility to respect others. For more information on bullying prevention, or if you suspect that someone you know is being bullied or is bullying others, please visit StopBullying.gov, and join the fight against bullying.

Here are my offerings for this week's Bullying Prevention Awareness Giveaway:

One Lucky winner will receive the Cascading Cowrie Shells Earrings and Necklace Set!

Contest Rules:
  • Follow/Join QuellyRue Designs blog (click button on top left-hand side of this page)
  • Leave a comment. Your contributions and your personal experiences, in whatever form you chose to share, play a part in the continued discussion about bullying. Perhaps these stories will inspire those who feel threatened by bullying in their lives to reach out for the support of a friend of family member.
  • Contest ends Monday, November 21, 2011 at 11:59pm Eastern time, and the winner will be chosen at random.
I will announce the winner at 9am Eastern time on Tuesday, November 22nd. Good luck!

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