Overcoming bullying with an egg
Author: Laura Sutton
Publish date: 18/11/16
Amy E Madge was a relatively normal child, however her classmates saw her thick curly hair as different, and something to make fun of; what started as gentle teasing quickly escalated to bullying. She was too scared to speak out at the time, but now she’s not only leading a campaign to help millions of young people overcome the effects of bullying, she’s also reaching out to bullies themselves. She is doing this through her two books ‘Eggy the Egg and the L.B.N. Club’ and ‘The Adventures of Kwun-Gee and Uba Dooba Boy’.
Both books have been well received online and in a culture where more and more children are finding themselves being bullied, starting a dialogue between children, their carers, and teachers, means we can all be educated about how to prevent bullying and what to do if you are being bullied or witness bullying.
Madge is working tirelessly to set up ‘Let’s be Nice’ clubs across the USA, in schools, youth clubs and churches to encourage a dialogue about how young people are feeling. She wants to recruit local businesses to help provide rewards for those involved with the programme.
Here at Meee we love this idea. Talking is such a simple solution but it often needs something to get us going, we think these books are a great starting point for parents and carers to discuss bullying with their children. Find out more about Amy and her story here.