Another great point made by my friend Joe…  

“I think that we all need to appreciate that not all of us have effective support systems that enable us to weather the storms life throws at us. I am really fed up with people calling out young people, or people of any age, as weak for committing suicide. That just places the responsibility, once again, on the targets of bullying instead of effectively confronting the bullies, their allies, the people who stand by silently and watch without offering effective support, and the systems that fail to take necessary actions to stop it. ALL collude with the bully in their own way, and all have blood on their hands when tragedies like this happen. 

We need to take this stuff seriously, and we need to start taking vicious and relentless cyber bullying a lot more seriously.” – Joe Mannetti



About neverblendin

David Watters, a graduate of Napier University, Edinburgh, Trinity College of Music, London and the Institute of Education, University of London, has worked internationally within education and Educational Management for more than 20 years. He has taught extensively within many socially and culturally diverse settings; most recently as a Head of Performing Arts within Further Education. He is a personal and professional development associate with The Pacific Institute (, personal coach, freelance writer and founding member of NBI Associates. He is a writer on social equality issues, is a key player in the Equal Love Campaign UK and author of the forthcoming book, NEVER BLEND IN which features key voices from the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community and which aims to inspire and encourage those who may lack self-esteem or who question their validity. David is currently promoting a youtube campaign"Give 'em Hope"and is asking individuals, couples and groups to make and share videos telling about the benefits of living with personal authenticity. He has shared a platform with Stuart Milk and Peter Tatchell and is a supporter of 17-24-30, The Trevor Project, Schools Out, The Terrence Higgins Trust, The Albert Kennedy Trust and numerous others. His background in arts and education, combined with a solid understanding of Cognitive Behavioural Strategies, and his passion for Equality Advocacy drive every aspect of his work as a personal development facilitator, motivational speaker and writer. View all posts by neverblendin

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