Good News: Kid Admits To Bullying And Starts Anti-Bullying Club

 

Bullying has become a hot-button issue in recent years, and as more people fight to put a stop to it, plenty of victims of bullying have been speaking out. But it seems like few people actually admit to being the bullies.  However, there’s one incredible exception to that rule: 7-year-old Cameron Thompson. After one of his male classmates brought a Barbie doll to school for show and tell, Cameron, of Beaumont, Calif., teased the boy and encouraged some of his friends to do the same. When he confessed to his mom, Jessica Southard, she insisted that he write a note of apology to the boy and then befriend him at school. But that didn’t go far enough.  She sought out the mom and apologized to her because that was not how she raised my child to be.  Later, he came up to her and said he wanted to start an antibullying club at school.   It meets every Friday during lunchtime and is based on the PBIS (Positive Behavior Interventions & Supports) national program, which was already at place at Tournament Hills. Cameron hoped that maybe 10 kids would show up for the first meeting. He was thrilled when 76 came. Southard came up with the idea of making a video about Cameron’s story that the group could show in future meetings. The principal liked it so much that she showed it in every single classroom. That video, “Confessions of a Bully,” features Cameron talking honestly about his experience being a bully and how he felt sorry for what he had done. Watch the video here.