It’s amazing how many voices are rising out of the playgrounds, past and present, to express the perspective of one who’s been bullied.
My dad, myself, and my son were all bullied as kids. My dad was called tubby; I, with my huge overbite was called “bucky”; and my son, with his vivid imagination was called names I refuse to type. So I resonate with these voices.
You’ve heard my perspective on this before in my article, The Voice of the Bullied, and many of you have heard my son share his story. Here’s another story, using poetry and animation, that is going viral on YouTube. I found it touching… and real!
This would be a great tool to get teenagers talking about bullying, self esteem, loneliness, or belonging. So let’s have a simple little contest.
CONTEST: Using the comments section below, write three simple small group questions and at least one scripture reference that naturally springboard from this video. The simpler, the better. Winner gets their choice of any of my books. I’ll post the winner one week from today. But everyone will win with this one, because you’ll have a video and a host of great questions to use from this comment section.
Show me what you got!!!
WINNER: Some great questions below, it was hard to choose. So here’s what I did. I had my entire writing/editing team look at all the entries below and then send me their top 3. Only one name was on every one of their lists, and that name was Tony Walsh. Good job Tony. Let me know which of my books you’d like and I’ll ship that out to you today!