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Scooter Hut Anti-Bullying Message

Bullying DOES NOT belong in our sport

The scooter scene is known for being a kind and inclusive community. Thousands of amazing life-long friendships have been formed through the shared interest of scootering, and we want to see this continue in the future. As our community grows, we want to help make sure this loving community continues to flourish in the right direction. Bullying has NO PLACE in our sport, and Scooter Hut wants your help to ensure it never makes it way into our community.

What is Bullying?

Bullying is saying nasty things about someone over and over again. This can happen at a skatepark, at school, in text messages, or on social media.

Bullying is when a person or a group of people use their power (often hidden behind a keyboard) to repeatedly hurt another person, through saying nasty things.

Bullying is intentionally picking on a person to belittle them or make them feel bad about themselves.

What is a “Passive” Bully:

Sometimes, you may be acting in a bullying manner, without even knowing it. Sharing a meme or a post that is ridiculing or criticising a person is bullying. So, although you may not have created the image or message, by sharing it with your friends you are part of the bullying process.

How to avoid being a passive bully:

Most of us don’t want to be a bully, just like none of us want to be bullied. So, next time you go to share a post, stop and think about whether that post might be hurtful to someone else. The easiest thing to do is ask yourself, “Would I like this post to be shared if it were about me?” If the answer is “no”, then don’t share it.

Report an Offensive Post:

If you feel a post is particularly offensive or could be hurtful to that person, report it to the social media platform, or show it to a parent. The quicker you do this, the more help you are offering a potential victim of bullying.

 

You can find out more about bullying from any of these resources:

https://kidshelpline.com.au/teens/issues/bullying

https://bullyingnoway.gov.au/

https://www.bullying.co.uk/

https://www.stopbullying.gov/

 

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