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Do you know what that means? It's a textual repentaion for a visual hand symbol. Thumb, index, and pink finger up, middle finger and ring finger down and clenched in. Do you know what it means? It's sign language for "I love you," and aslo, now known for Stand For the Silent, an anti-bully project, that means:
I support you, and I will always have your back. Stand for the silent was created when Kirk's 11 year old son, Ty Smalley, commited suicide due to bullying.
Local teenagers, just like you and I, had heard what happened, and created a group. Today, Kirk came to talk to my school. It one was of the 23 schools in the united states that he had picked. This expirance for me was lifechanging. The mission: stop bullying. Here, on witty, most of us have had to face bullies. People, WE CAN BE THE CHANGE. You know who else is in on this project? Predident Obama, and his wife. Oh yeah, and Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga cares about YOU. Please, do some research on this and find ways to increase awareness on bullying. Bring this to your school's attetion. We can be a part of the change to end bullying. Did you know, Kirk has a list of 900 kids in the world that have commited suicide because of bullying? And that's just the one's he has. There are many more. Did you know, the youngest person on that list was six years old? six. That poor boy will remain six forever. Did you know, every SEVEN SECONDS someone in the world is being: abused, neglected, harrassed, embarassed, humiliated, and in a sum of it all, bullied. Every. Seven. Seconds. If you want to stop this, take this pledge. Ready? Here we go:
"From this day forward I promise to respect those around me, as well as
respect myself. I AM SOMEBODY, and I can make a difference. I can make
another feel loved. I can be the helping hand that leads another back to a path
of hopeand apsiration. I WILL NOT STAND SILENT as others try to spread
hatredthrough my community. Instead, I pledge to lift up these victims and
show themthat their lives matter. I will be the change because
I AM SOMEBODY."
I love you all. I always have your back. lmL
Stand For The Silent