We have both experienced bullying in the past and have drawn upon these experiences in our writing.
And our school visits and the reader emails we receive have made us all too aware that bullying is still a massive problem facing young people today.
Dear Bully is our way of trying to address this problem.
|Andy on a school visit|
What is it?
Dear Bully is going to be a free e-book made up of (anonymous) letters from people who have been or are being bullied, about their experiences.
One of the worst things about being bullied is not being able to tell your bully how they are making you feel.
Dear Bully provides a safe and anonymous way to do so.
By sharing the letters of people who have been bullied and gone on to achieve happiness and success, this book will also provide hope and inspiration for anyone currently experiencing bullying.
And by encouraging forgiveness and focusing on inner strength we hope to create powerful and lasting change.
|Siobhan on a school visit|
How can you get involved?
If you have been or are being bullied we would like you to email us a Dear Bully letter to include in the book.
We don't want your name or the bully's name because we want you to feel free to write openly and honestly about how they have made you feel.
You can find out more about how to structure your letter over on the Letter Guidelines page.
Once you have finished your letter, email it to us at:
Help spread the word
If you are lucky enough to never have experienced bullying we still need your help.
Please share this link with your friends and on your blogs and social networks so that as many people as possible can benefit from this project.
This powerful video by Stonewall shows just how damaging bullying can be:
The pen is mightier than the sword. Let's take a stand against bullying together and make a powerful and lasting difference.