Young disabled leaders share their stories of bullying

‘Bullying makes you feel cold inside’ – Young disabled leaders share their stories of bullying
NZ Herald 19 March 2016
Family First Comment: A very worthy programme. And yes, bullying happens to many different groups of people – as we have always argued. Keep the radical sexual agenda out of bullying programmes.

Six young disabled leaders have shared their stories of bullying and developed an anti-bullying programme for others.
Working with non-profit Auckland-based group Yes Disability, the move is believed to be unique as the programme is being developed by young people for other young people.
Workshops are aimed at people aged 12 to 25 and include resources, stories and a short film that aims to inspire.
It’s thought up to eight out of 10 disabled people experience bullying and the short film begins darkly, as one of the young leaders remembers the effect of bullying.
“Bullying makes you feel cold inside.”
But then the six share their stories of inspiration and how they overcame the dark times.


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