Hi, my name is Nancy and I am the creator of S.P.O.T. Come and join my site, and invite your friends.
The main reason I created S.P.O.T. was because of the bullying my son was subjected to, and the increasing rate of children attempting to or actually taking their own lives (Bullycide), due to school bullying. Far to many children are falling victim to school bullies, and it often gets to the point where kids feel as if it is their fault, that they deserve what is happening to them, that there is no where or no one to turn to. This often leads to a child becoming isolated and depressed.
This site is created to allow kids to journal about their feelings about what is happening to them, how they are feeling, and what they would like to see done to stop it. Many times, these children go to a teacher or principal to tell them what is happening to them, only to be told to ignore it, or that there is nothing they or the school can do. Also, the bullied child is afraid to tell someone because their bully is close by, and they will get it worse if they tell.
These children can use this site just to vent their feelings, or to ask for help. If they need help and are afraid to ask, I will give them the name of a group I work with, who will in turn, advocate on their behalf. There are many ways we can get these children help. Simply by letting them vent,(keep it clean, no foul language), or allowing them to ask for help, without the fear of retaliation, I am hoping that we can see a decrease in bullying related deaths and depression, and an increase in schools stepping up to the plate and taking these issues seriously and stopping the bullying before it goes to far. Check out our new video, The Pain of Bullying. A short description of what my son has endured over the past 10 years.
In the next few days, this site will be set up so kids of all ages can start posting their thoughts and concerns about bullying and school violence. If you need immediate assistance or have questions, email me at email@example.com. I will get back to you ASAP.