I recently came across a page on Facebook called “Young Adult Authors Against Bullying.” The group is intended for YA readers and writers to band together and speak out against bullying and to help kids to feel safe. Founders Megan Kelley Hall and Carrie Jones stand up for the youth and do their best to provide resources for parents and kids about bullying and what to do in that situation. The ladies are also putting together a proposal for an anthology comprised of anti-bullying essays, poetry, and the like. They have a large number of responses from the YA author community.
I think that what these ladies are doing is incredible. There are all different types of bullies out there and some kids just don’t know how to deal. We’ve all been there and it sucks. Bullies just don’t know when to stop and you don’t know what to do to make them. This project is very innovative and I hope to be able to report more about it in the future. Help out, give kids the chance to speak out against bullying.