Model’s Workshop is proud to support the Speak No Evil Anti-bullying Initiative by Models Giving Back. Read below for details and join the fight.
Speak No Evil – Anti bullying Campaign
February 7 – February 28, 2017
Cyberbullying is a relatively new phenomenon. Kids have been bullying other kids for generations. However, with the introduction of technology to expand their horizons, the latest generation have been able to bully others through the use of these technologies.
Cyberbullying itself is defined as the “willful and repeated harm inflicted through the use of computers, cell phones, and other electronic devices.”
And, unfortunately, those of us in Second Life are not immune. With the rise of anonymous blogs and other forums where one can make comments under protection of anonymity, it seems that bullying has become more and more prevalent. These comments are defaming, hurtful and have ruined reputations, businesses and forced some to leave SL entirely.
In a platform where we have the opportunity to learn about other cultures and the tolerance that goes along with it, this type of behavior should not be allowed to happen, but it does. We as a fashion community in Second Life have decided it’s time to raise awareness of this issue and let those who are committing the bullying know that we see what they are doing, and will no longer stand and let them have the upper hand.
So Models Giving Back has decided to start the “Speak No Evil” initiative. This initiative is a collaborative effort of several modeling agencies here in Second Life and will run the month of February, the month of Love. We ask that all members of the SL Fashion community join us as we take a stand against cyberbullying.