My husband and I started the Illinois chapter of Stand for the Silent, a national bully prevention organization, after our daughter was hospitalized not once, but twice after suffering from brutal harassment, bullying and cyber bullying throughout all of junior high school. Beyond the physical torment she was forced to endure, a terrible campaign of malicious verbal abuse also ensued - detailing threats against her person and even her boyfriend alike, and vicious anti-Semitic slurs against her religious and ethnic heritage. The severity of our daughter’s torture shattered her self-esteem, and rocked our family to the core. She routinely received threatening and horrible messages online through Facebook and other popular sites. Her misery and resulting depression escalated sharply. In fact, if we had not been fortunate enough to know her Facebook PASSWORD and discovered the horrible extent of the negative abuse for ourselves, she might not still be alive today. Stand for the Silent helps children, teens, and families by providing much-needed materials such as: pamphlets, books, planned events, counseling information, and educational movies for schools, YMCAs, Park Districts, day camps, youth-serving organizations, family groups, as well as all places of worship. Our goal is to co-create an environment of tolerance, acceptance, and empower our youth to manifest cultures of kindness within our communities and schools, while spreading awareness to families that have suffered similar types of bullying and harassment as our daughter, as well as those who are in even worse scenarios, or those who might not yet be aware of loved ones who are struggling. Help both the bullied and the bullies receive the help they so desperately need. Lets create and teach our children and others to be UPSTANDERS.. We need everyone to work together so that we can make a difference. Your tax deductible contribution and continued dedication for this important issue is sorely needed! YOU can make a difference! Together, we can all make the world a far better, safer place and SAVE SO MANY LIVES along the way! We accept credit cards for your donation and you will receive a receipt which will then be emailed to you or your business. Thank you.
KNOW YOUR CHILD'S PASSWORDS TO THEIR SOCIAL MEDIA ACCOUNTS. IT MAY SAVE THEIR LIFE! OUR DAUGHTERS SURVIVAL IS LIVING PROOF THAT IT'S NECESSARY TO KNOW THIS INFORMATION!