Sha’Micheal Manuel has joined forces with the national Vivoman “Live Standing Up” anti-bullying campaign in an effort to prevent others from experiencing what happened to her at the hands of her former friend, Sharkiesha.
“My daughter is being mocked and made fun of everyday online while Sharkiesha is being glorified and the more people share the video it’s like she is being victimized all over again,” Manuel’s mother Olevia Henderson said.
Manel and her mother are taking an active role by standing up and speaking out against hurtful bullying. With aligning with “Live Standing Up,” Manuel and Henderson are also helping to bring awareness to the effects of cyber bullying.
“This is something I have to live with every day for the rest of my life says Sha’Michael and the only way to not be a victim is to stand up against it. I am not a joke, my life is not a joke and I will not hide from it but I will use my voice to help put an end to it.”
Per BullyingStatistics.org, statistics in the United States show that about one in four kids in the U.S. are bullied on a regular basis. In addition, statistics also reveal a strong link between bullying and suicide, as suggested by recent bullying-related suicides in the U.S. and other countries.
Between cyber bullying and bullying at school, the statistics illustrate a huge problem with bullying within the American school system. There is also a strong link between bullying and suicide, as suggested by recent bullying-related suicides in the U.S. and other countries. Parents, teachers, and students must learn the dangers of bullying to help students who may be at risk of committing suicide.
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