Words: SUsanne Morris
Have you ever been bullied online for the way you look? Social media can be such a positive place, but still, an undercurrent of discrimination and trolling still exists. It’s time to take a stand. We’ve partnered with @antibullyingpro to make the internet a kinder community. @ling.kt is joining us, are you? How can you get involved? 1. Write it. 2. Blend it. 3. Post it and pass it on. 4. Join the conversation. You can donate to the campaign by texting GLAM18 and the amount you wish to give to 70700 (eg GLAM18 £3). Just £30 trains one anti-bullying ambassador who can then go on and help countless others. Check the link in our bio for all the info you need to do your bit. #BlendOutBullying
Sometimes, it can get ugly. Take the other day, when I called someone out on Twitter for being horrible about a celebrity with a speech impediment, purely because they sounded ‘different’. Before I knew it, my Twitter mentions were filled with people I didn’t even know sending me insults left, right and centre. It was like being back at school – only, this time, social media was the playground bully.
Experiences like this can be disheartening. I chose to take a break from Twitter for a while. That’s why it’s so great to see Glamour UK, the well known and highly celebrated magazine, launch it’s #BlendOutBullying campaign. This aims to tackle bullying by spreading awareness of cyber-bullying and, more importantly, attempting to put an end to it.