While scrolling through my twitter recently, I came across @DBDTB. I gathered she was a young girl who was raising awareness for bullying, one thing I really hate.. so for me it was amazing to see how many people were inspired by such a young girl.
As soon as I found about about what Amy done, I immediately wanted to wish her the best of luck but as I was so inspired by her, I wanted to write about her on my blog and show how she raises awareness.
Bullying is something that has happened for a long time but as things like Twitter/Facebook/Instagram get more and more popular, the bullying gets worse.
I decided to get in touch with Amy and find out what made her start her own campaign to raise awareness.
Amy is a 15 year old girl, who was bullied herself. She experienced all sorts of bullying, via the internet and even physical. It was horrific. She felt like she was alone and had no one to talk to. She even considered suicide. She felt weak and worthless, like there was nothing she could do. She tried explaining to her teachers what was happening and no-one seemed to care. One day, she felt a lot stronger than she realised, she could do it alone. She finally gained confidence, a smile and her personality and that is the reason she set up DBDTB. She couldn’t bare the thought of watching it happening to others! Amy wants to make a difference, by using her story and her past experiences, she can help others going through the same thing. So far she has achieved a lot but yet still has a long way to go.
The champaign was set up on 21st January 2013. She wanted to raise awareness and show people how it can affect someone. Whenever Amy see’s someone upset, she tries to do all she can to help. All of Amy’s work is mainly online via Twitter, Facebook, Instgram, Blog Spot and YouTube. She is always looking for opportunities to help people.
“My aim is to make sure no one has to feel alone or suicidal, the way that I did!”
Whilst speaking to Amy, she told me, “My overall aim is to get as many people involved as possible, I want to make sure no one has to feel alone or suicidal, the way that I did. I want to help people express themselves without the fear of being judged. I survived bullying, so I hope we can all work together and put a stop to it altogether!“
“It’s amazing, people tell me that I was the one who saved their life and that I am an inspiration and their role model. And on top of that, I am being nominated for awards because of my campaign, its crazy!”
Amy has met various celebrities who have wanted to help raise awareness for her campaign. The likes of, Sam Smith, Peter Andre, Kym Marsh, Lucy Meck, Sam and Billie Faiers and so on!
It is really amazing to know there are people like Amy around, someone who wants to help others and wants to give her advice to others. It’s nice to know if you ever need to talk to someone, Amy is there to lend a helping hand.
I am honoured to have been able to speak to Amy and find out all about her campaign, I will continue to support her and I hope we can all work together and put a stop to bullying!
Amy’s “DBDTB” blog is below, make sure you have a read. You can see in full detail how Amy has had a massive impact on others!