From the day her 13-year-old daughter, Megan Meier , took her own life following a brutal cyber bullying attack, Meier has passionately shared Megan’s story, transforming awareness into action and creating systemic change.

Cyber Bullying – In this video Tina Meier talks to two powerful yet caring attributes to support someone who is potentially being cyber bullied:-

  • Adults and parents or caregivers, if you want to help young people who are being bullied, then listen up!  There is so much power in listening.
  • Young people, teens and students. Stand up for each other in your classes! Be supportive.  You never know what someone is going through.  Support empowers and can change or save a life.

Fake Social Media Accounts

She also covers elements of fake social media accounts.

  • perhaps started as a joke
  • but activities from these account users can hurt others

Choose your words and communication carefully and wisely

As a closeout, a powerful statement made by Tina is that Words are hurtful and can stick to the receiver of those words.  You never know what someone else is going through perhaps consider gentle, kind and caring communication as a positive alternative .

 

Tina Meier is Founder and Executive Director of the Megan Meier Foundation

 

If you have a story to share, a lesson learnt or a tip to give to others that you believe may benefit our communities, please reach out to our I’m Enough team.

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Anxiety
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Anxiety phone line – 0800 269 4389 (0800 ANXIETY)

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Depression and anxiety affects us all differently.
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