Tuesday, 10 January 2017


Last month a girl, Brandy Vela (see picture on the left) killed herself, putting a gun to her chest while her family begged her not to. She was 18 years old and she had been relentlessly bullied.
Brandy’s sister says she had always been bullied for her weight. Brandy had to change her phone number and had even reported the bullying to the police, but was told they couldn’t help her. They couldn’t do anything because the suspects used an app and it wasn’t traceable and they couldn’t do anything until something happened.
Jackie said she knew something was wrong when she got a text from Brandy on Tuesday saying “I love you so much, please remember that, and I’m sorry for everything”. Worried, she called her parents and grandparents. They rushed home to their house in Texas City, where they found Brandy in her room with a gun. The family pleaded with the teen not to pull the trigger. But Brandy had made up her mind. 
This story is truly terrible, so tragic and so disturbing. And, unfortunately, it is only one of many, too many happening everyday all over the world.
Bullying can be physical, for example hitting, pushing, making rude gestures or breaking another person’s things,  or emotional,  like name- calling, making fun of someone or trying to make someone feel bad about who they are.

Time for a video!

  We would like to suggest 3 pieces of advice if you feel you are being  bullied:
  1.      Talk to an adult you trust. Don't keep your feelings inside.
  2.      Stay away from places where bullying happen
  3.     Try to talk with the bullies.

You can't miss this! Two teens, Bars and Melody, took part in Britain's got talent with a wonderful song... 

What do think about bullying? What can we do to fight this horrible phenomenon?




  1. This is a really serious matter and I really appreciate you decided to deal with it, Gabriele, G.B.,Lorenzo. Thank you! The final video is really touching 😢

    1. Yes, this is a serious matter and a way to fight this problem is to act like the boys in the video. ☹️💪🏻

  2. Bullying is an orrible problem..😔
    The final video is very movingly!
    Great job boys😢

  3. Bullying is a monster...it kills your soul and,in the worst case,you kill yourself. It is a very important theme that shouldn't be overlooked! It's astonishing that in 2017 there is still bullying! The people are increasingly aggressive and I think the only way to fight this monster is speak with a person we trust and ,with her,try to win this war!

    1. Thanks, Rosita. Very good points added to the discussion.

  4. Bullying is a big and orrible problem... we must respect the other people..
    The world is beautiful because everyone is different...
    Good job guys <3

  5. Bullying is one of the biggest problem to fight for children and teenagers.
    In my opinion the main cause is people are too indifferent.
    They think "yeah but they are only children" or "they are so young" until someone kills himself.
    I hope things will change.
    Really good job guys.!

  6. Bullying is a serious problem! I think that no one should get to make a gesture like suicide! It is horrible! People should stop judging others!
    Good job boys!😚

  7. In my opinion bullying shouldn't exist in our world, it is a horrible thing.When I read or hear of bullying I get angry and sad at the same time!

  8. I'm surprized you guys wrote this post , not so many teenagers would have had the same courage. Respect!
    Now we all Should behave accordingly..

  9. I hate bullying. It is such as stupid thing! It shouldn't exist. It's horrible because it means that people don't know respect another human being.

  10. In my opinion bullying is one of the most dangerous phenomenon in the schools and must be stopped at once.

    1. I feel the same. Bullying is a demon and we should fight it!

  11. I think bullying is an horrible thing. I think no one shoul be judged. Nobody must feel inferior than other people. We are all equal. We must do we can to ensure things like these don't happen more.

  12. Well guys, what can I say?Bullying is one of the worst things that someone can do... Bullies should think about the other people's feelings and how much they can hurt. People who are bullied must be strong and try to ignore them even though it's hard.