For a number of reasons, people can approach the issue of bullying with apathy and skepticism. They may feel it is not an important issue because they don’t have personal experiences with bullying or don’t recognize when it happens in their communities. Or they may view bullying as typical and expected behavior, or a developmental “rite of passage” for young people.
However, it is possible for a person’s apathy and skepticism to shift into awareness, conviction, compassion, and action. This was the case with Mike Sousane when he became involved as a peer mentor with the You Have the Power! Bullying Prevention Peer Education Project (YHTP!) through his local high school. Read more: http://www.stopbullying.gov/blog/2014/07/21/maryland-teen-proves-you-have-power-make-difference