In recent years bullying has been brought to the national spotlight as parents and students speak out against the cruelty and indifference that perpetuates the practice. That was the case for, Danny Keefe, a 6-year-old Massachusetts boy who was being teased for his speech impediment. After learning of his young peer’s plight, a fellow classmate decided to act. Cameron Hogg got his other classmates to dress in suits as a show of solidarity for Keefe, who often dresses up for school. More than 50 boys put on their best threads because they “wanted to make sure Danny wasn’t picked on any more.” Share this article about Danny with young adults and have a conversation about bullying:
- What’s your reaction to the article?
- Have you ever experienced bullying or seen another person bullied? What happened? How did that make you feel?
- What are examples of bullying you’ve seen in today’s society? How might you be a better advocate for someone who is being bullied?
- How might you be called to show compassion and understanding for those who are not only victims of bullying, but the bullies themselves?