Bullying Must Never Be Tolerated!

Recently the town I live in has taken a stand on bullying. They plan to meet and devise an updated policy on handling bullying. Here is the article by Alex Guittarr of Londonderry Times on September 6, 2018 as posted in the local newspaper.

Children have to understand there are consequences for their actions at all times in school, in the home and on the outside. I commend Londonderry School District on their dedication in making their school environment safe for children.

Bullying article Londonderry Times 2018

Two of my books have dealt with bullying, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Book 1, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone and my newest Series, Abby & Holly, School Dance Book 1. 

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As a young child and even as I grew older I suffered from bullying in school and out. We didn’t have bullying policies back then. All we did was go home and cry to our parents about any problems. My mother most of the time told me to ignore them and they would go away or stop bothering me. Sometimes that worked but other times they became more merciless with their bullying.

With today’s ever advancing technology and all the online sites bullying has become epidemic in proportions. This makes it even more crucial that we protect our children from this abuse.

Because of my former experiences I always watched out for others who were mistreated all through school and continue now to advocate for the oppressed. Please educate your children about how they should behave toward others in school and out.

For this reason, all my young children’s books and middle-grade books have life lessons that encourage children to behave, care for one another, be kind to those less fortunate, listen to and respect others, accept differences in each other as precious. We are all different but that’s what makes us special in God’s eyes. He made us that way. Why can’t we accept that and love one another for those differences.

This world would be a boring place if we are all the same. Right? Enjoy and celebrate your differences and share that with your children. If you need help in educating your children about life lessons, please check out my books on Jemsbooks.com or on the right of this post. Click on covers for purchase or go to Amazon or BN.com.

I would love to hear from readers about this subject. Take a stand and make your own communities safe for your children and advocate for a policy on handling bullying as my own town is doing. May God bless you and your children and keep them safe.

Thank you for stopping by to read about this important subject. Please do what you can to make your children understand the importance of not bullying others and to treat others as they would want to be treated.

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Blessings & Hugs!

Janice

About jjspina

Janice is an award-winning author with eleven children's books for PS-Gr 4, six middle-grade/preteen/young adult books, written under Janice Spina, and three novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her children's book, Lamby the Lonely Lamby, won a Silver Medal in the Mom's Choice Awards. Book 1, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Missing Cell Phone, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and Honorable Mention from Readers' Favorite Book Awards. Book 2, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, The Case of the Mysterious Black Cat, won the Pinnacle Book Achievement Award and so did Book 3, The Case of the Magical Ivory Elephant, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Book 5, Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, The Case of the Sad Mischievous Ghost, and Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, all won Pinnacle Book Achievement Awards. Book 5 of Davey & Derek also won a Silver Medal from Authorsdb Cover Contest. Hunting Mariah was a Finalist in Authorsdb First Lines Contest. All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on Book 2 of Abby & Holly series for girls, a fairy tale and Book 6 of Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series. A YA fantasy series will be coming in 2019 along with more children's books. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog https://jemsbooks.wordpress.com for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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11 Responses to Bullying Must Never Be Tolerated!

  1. Mae Clair says:

    This is a wonderful post, Janice. I’m appalled when I hear about the bullying that takes place today. And as you pointed out, children have no escape from it. There is no “safe zone” for them, because even at home, all the social media sites are available 24/7. I hope more towns and school districts take a stand as yours as done, and kudos to you for teaching life lessons in your books!

  2. Amy Caudill says:

    I too was bullied as a child, Janice, and I know first hand the emotional scars can be long lasting. Unfortunately there are too many children out there today who do not learn discipline or how to treat others with respect at home, so it falls to the school, the teachers, and the community to do so. Thank goodness that towns like yours are recognizing this problem and taking action.

    • jjspina says:

      Sorry to hear that you were bullied too. I know the scars never heal. I pray that communities will take action and help to keep their children safe. 😘🤗♥️God bless you!

  3. Great topic Janice. Sorry to say that our daughter was bullied in middle school as well. She tells us that other kids would call her terrible names and walk up behind her and try to trip her in the hallways constantly for no reason. It was a terrible terrible time in her life and ours as parents. She got so bad that she tried to jump out of a second story window and a car traveling 55 miles per hour to try to end her life. We could not figure out why she was doing that. It was then that we took her to be evaluated and the doctors recommended home schooling which we did for several years. She still suffers to this day with the trauma she endured during those bullying years. What an awful awful thing that some kids do to other kids… Children who bully others should be thrown out of school in my opinion. There should be absolutely no tolerance for this.

    • jjspina says:

      Oh, I’m so sorry to hear that, Tony. It is an awful thing to suffer through and it has to be stopped before more children try to harm themselves. I wrote two middle-grade books that touched on bullying. I will do everything in my power to try to encourage parents to educate their children about this in the hopes of curtailing bullying in school and out.Thank God your daughter was not successful in harming herself. God bless you and your family and keep you safe. 🤗 🙏

  4. dgkaye says:

    I love that your town is standing up for no bullying Janice. And I’m sorry you were once a victim. I was too so I know exactly what you mean. And so we both write with lessons in our books. ❤ xoxo

  5. 100% agree in this Janice. I touch upon the subject albeit briefly in The Curse of Time. I feel very strongly about this too.

    • jjspina says:

      Thank you, Marie, for your kind support in this subject. We need to keep it prevalent and in the minds of parents that they need to take a stand for their children. I will continue to advocate for children everywhere. hugs xx

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