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Bullying and Drug Abuse Bullying and Drug Abuse: Who it Affects and Why

Bullying transcends childish acts such as teasing, rough housing or joking around. It can be a dangerous activity with devastating physical and psychological effects. It’s a prominent risk factor for substance abuse and addiction, but the person being bullied isn’t the only one at risk.
Kindness Matters

Kindness Matters is a campaign designed to change the way people interact with each other. It is the legacy of 13 year old Peyton A. James, who took his life after years of bullying.  

In this world of technology and constant communication, it’s often difficult to escape the ridicule that seems to be everywhere.  The purpose of Kindness Matters is to change the dialogue that takes place between people every day. Making a change on a global level is a challenge and it isn't something that only needs to be done in schools or in sound-bites.  It is something that everyone, both young and old, can work together to accomplish.  

 Kindness Matters is not just about bullying because not everyone is a “bully.”  However, everyone can be a little bit kinder to others.  By doing that, we can change the world.