Letting these kids get away with bullying others is detrimental to a healthy society. It’s akin to nurturing a future criminal since young bullies have a one in four chance of getting arrested and ending up with a criminal record before they even turn 30. Addressing the issue now and finding ways to change the behavior of bullies, perhaps through tougher laws, is key to creating a better future for current bullies and for their victims (and potential victims) and for society as a whole.
Taking steps to help victims of bullying is equally important. And that is why Don’t Be Horror-ble has been established to not only lobby for decision makers, legislative committees and governments to make changes to current laws surrounding bulling – including cyber bullying – but to also support those who have been a victim of bullying to whom any work done on tightening laws is too late to assist.