Welcome back to a new post on One Direction! Wow what a surprise right?! Ha ha. But to your suprise this is is not a post on how cute they are or what not. This post is very important and dear to my heart because it involves the word bullying.
Many of you may not know the power and effects this simple word has “bullying”. If you have ever being “bullied” or have been the “bullying” you know exactly what I am talking about. Bullying comes in many ways shapes, or form. Sometimes not even physical but emotional. It could come from anything such as simple comments, acts, insults, picking on, all the way to pushing, shoving, or etc. You get the point I think by now, and if not then I hope you never experience it. A lot of us don’t realize how bad bullying has gotten. Throughout the years it has only gotten worse. When I was younger saying that you were bullied was the worst thing you could say. Because people expected you to do something back about it but most of us don’t even know how to start. I have had friends whose stories seems to be taken out of movies to say least with how bad they were bullied. So much that sometimes they thought of the worst things to do to end their days. Somehow, nowadays things just seem to have gotten worse throughout the new generations. It is a daily thing that you hear someone is getting bullied from normal kids to celebrities. And their experiences keep coming out from whatever closet they were hiding it in. We are also not being only bullied in school, but at work, and networking sites. Which is really sad to see and hear. It is sad that most young people are committing suicides on the daily because of being bullied. Did you know that:
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people.That there are about 4,400 deaths per year. And that there are at least 100 suicide attempts with over 14% of this are of high school students. And that out of those 7% out the 14% have attempted it. Which is exactly half of that percentage. Did you also know that most of these attemps also come from bullying. Well if you didn’t you might want to do your own research like I did mine from different bullying websites, and anti bulling organizations.
Meanwhile on a more postive note I wanted to introduce you to the new Office Depot campaign “1D + OD – Together Agaisnt Bullying : LIVE LOVE MOVE”.
What is this campaign that you are talking about? Well Office Depot and One Direction has partnered to raise money and awareness against bullying. What it does it helps create bully-free schools and educational programs for kids. When you make a purchase from any of their exclusive and limited edition products you are helping raise money. With every purchase of every product sold you Office Depot will raise money for this program.
They have created one of the coolest One Direction products I have every seen so far when it comes to binders, notebooks, pens, and more. I really love the fact that each member of the band got to choose one word to represent what they wanted it their products for example:
Louis Tomlinson– LIVE ORIGINAL
Niall Horan– LIVE CONFIDENT
Zayn Malik – LIVE UNIQUE
Harry Styles – LIVE NICE
Liam Payne– LIVE TRUE
Each of their product was also made in their color preference or choice for this line. Which did you favorite band member chose?
Louis Tomlinson– ORANGE
Niall Horan– PURPLE
Zayn Malik – YELLOW
Harry Styles – LIGHT BLUE / BABY BLUE
Liam Payne– DARK BLUE /NAVY
If you would like to check out the exclusive and limited edition products or want them to go back to school click on the link below:
If you would like to check out more exclusive interviews about the boys and their partnership with Office Depot on this campaign click on the link below:
As a fellow and true Directioner I took this to heart and I wanted to help out and bring awareness to end bullying and help this program out. So I went out to my local Office Depot store the day they first started selling their products and this was my experience.
Once I walked in I was freaking out because I didn’t see anything and once my eyes spotted Zayn and Niall through the corridor I ran to their area. And it was like One Direction heaven. They had all types of back to school products. From notebooks, notepads, pens, folders, tapes, stickers, bracelets, binders, binder dividers, and more. They had individual pads for each of the boys in their color sections. You had one whole section for each and all of their products well organized. Then they also had like whole group binder, and notebook products. My head was spinning and I had a low budget to spend but I happily spent it all. I got some really cute back to school products that I can stare at in class while making a difference for a great cause. It was money well spent on both ends. Here are some photos of my shopping experience and as you may see I didn’t only go once but twice! The second time around they were almost all sold out. There was barely anything left. But i did find some awesome memories from other Directioners who left their evidence like mine that we did shop there haha.
You and I can make a difference and help build bullying free schools simply by:
1. Avoiding gossip
2. Avoiding cliques
3. Accepting people for who they are and their flaws.
4. Standing up for your beliefs and having zero tolerance for bullying acts.
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Love you all very much!
evetzie xxx ❤
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