14th November 2017
Ten years ago York College Graphic Design tutor Monica Gabb published a book about bullying whilst studying for her MA in Design. Following her successful teaching career, and after having children, she has decided to promote her book to help victims and bullies.
HIghlighting Anti-Bullying Week, Monica wants her book to be seen more widely and aims to send 1000 anti-bullying books to schools to encourage children to talk about their experiences. Needing help to get the book distributed and viewed, she says: “The book works well as a discussion starter and children connect to the words. There are too many avenues to use words cruelly and some children find it hard to escape the taunts. Awareness and openness is key, if people suffer in silence then nobody knows they need help. The feedback I have had from people who have read the book and attended workshops say that the sentiments really do help.”
John Carnell, Founder, Bullying UK says: "Words Don’t Hurt is one of the most creative books to be released to tackle the subject of school bullying in recent years. Both thought provoking and beautifully illustrated, Monica’s work will resonate with millions of young people through gritty poetry and beautiful art.”
Let's get people talking about the effects of bullying - make it stop!