A teenager who experienced cyberbullying over lockdown recently released a poem to encourage people to be more kind.
Lydia Alty, 16, pupil at Chalfont Community College and member of the Diana Award’s National Anti-Bullying Youth Board released the poem on YouTube titled Kindness is a gift.
Speaking to CHALFONTSnews, she said: “I was inspired to make this poem after recent cyber bullying over lockdown and relentless judgements that were in my inbox. It was like there was no escape from it.
“So, I released this poem on YouTube hoping people could take home the message of kindness with them after watching it and that we are all unique in our own way, so nobody should be judged.
“I encourage all people to be kinder as it’s not only good for our mental health and well-being, but it also means we should be kind to each other as nobody deserves horrid remarks said to them. One kind word can lighten someone’s day especially through this time.”
Lydia’s poem was accompanied with a Just Giving Page, raising money for Diana Award to help people all around the country who are bullied.
Lydia added: “Anyone is free to donate and all money goes straight to the Diana Award to help them carry on Diana’s legacy, help train more anti-bullying ambassadors and help the other wonderful work The Diana Award does.”