At age 12, Logan West was bullied relentlessly because she is bi-racial. One particular incident led to the suspensions for Logan and one of her bullies. During her suspension Logan created an anti-bullying program, BullyProof - A Five Step Program, which she promoted throughout Connecticut schools.
Last Saturday night Logan, now 18, was crowned Miss Teen USA, which gives her a national platform to speak out against bullying! Congratulations to Logan!
About the blogger: Judy S. Freedman, a licensed clinical social worker and bullying prevention specialist, is the author of Easing the Teasing – Helping Your Child Cope with Name-Calling, Ridicule, and Verbal Bullying.' She lectures and conducts workshops for parents, educators, and mental health professionals throughout the country. She recently spoke at the National PTA Convention in San Jose, California. Learn more about Judy and her work atwww.easingtheteasing.com.