Hey guys & dolls,
This is a quick post to get my virtual pal Niamh some help on her university assignment. I think it’s really cool and am trying to help out as much as possible.
She’s studying at University and has to create her own project, she’s decided to create a forum for fellow young school kid bloggers that are just starting out to connect and speak out about stuff that might be troubling them… So, in essence, you’ll be like a sort of mentor.
I am running a social media campaign for uni around keeping younger bloggers safe online. Please DM me for more info and RT 💕💕
— NIAMH (grab a cuppa) (@Niamhyyy99) October 26, 2017
I think it’s this is a great idea. Bullying is real, but can in some cases be escaped from, whereas cyber-bullying remains forever. No matter how many people you block, the sad reality is, the comments always stay there. It’s stupid. We should all learn to get along or just leave each other alone. There is no room for being hurtful. You never know how a sentence you say might damage someone, so it’s best if you don’t say anything at all. Be nice or don’t say anything. Simple. It’s not hard.
Anyway, doom and gloom aside, it’s a great cause for positive reasons outside of getting help on bullying, it’s also a great place for young novice bloggers to meet and network with other bloggers who are a little bit more experienced and understand the field a bit better. Yes, the blogging world is always changing, but there are certain themes that always stay the same. Giving novice bloggers a stepping stone or a helping hand, the way we should’ve been when we first started, is so rewarding!
Do you want to be a mentor and help Niamh out? Follow her on Twitter @Niamhyyy99 or check out her blog here. Alternatively, email her directly on: firstname.lastname@example.org.
From what I understand, she needs a couple more mentors and also some 12-14 year old bloggers to take part in the forum itself. If you fit either bills, drop her a line. Oh, and – stay classy. We need to come together, not tear each other down.
I wanted to finish by giving major kudos to Niamh herself. This is such a great idea.
I know it’s only virtual, but Niamh is honestly such a lovely little blogger who shows a lot of promise. She’s got a bright future ahead of her!
Her idea to set up this little forum is such a sweet gesture and is sure to be a huge success.
The youngsters of the internet need more support than any of us. If we support them and nurture them, they’ll go on to do great things… But, if we leave them to endure the wrath of stupid people who have no life outside of belittling and acting like hungry, mentally/physically frustrated keyboard warriors, we take away any chance of that.
Help. Always. In all the ways. Whether it’s reporting or blocking an account or telling an adult, do your bit where you can.
Don’t let those being trolled suffer by just reading the thread and watching it unfold. If all you’re doing is watching/reading, you’ve played a part in it. Remember that.