StopBullyGov5“When you’re given a positive label, you’re afraid of losing it, and when you’re hit with a negative label, you’re afraid of deserving it.” – Carol Dweck, Stanford University psychologist

It goes back to the old saying about sticks and stones…. but words will never hurt you.

We are beyond that. Everyone knows that words are deadly.  Words can become labels.

When you decide to use your words or your keystrokes with malicious intent, you are defining yourself as a person that could be labeled a bully.

Everyone has a choice.  You can choose to speak with kindness, type with respect and post with care.  It is simply a choice YOU can make.

If you are victim of malicious labels, you don’t have to wear them –  you can learn more about overcoming words that are meant to harm you.  Visit and learn more about understanding the roles of youth professionals and youth mentors in communities.

Help empower yourself and your friends. Choose your words wisely and remember, labels don’t define you — your character does.  Make it count!

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