You don’t have to be taller, stronger, smarter or older than bullies to stand up for justice – all you need is compassion for the victims. If I were being bullied, I would sincerely hope that onlookers would do something to stop it.
Bullying is all around us. My video delivers the message that we can all take action to end this menace. The video begins with a group of schoolmates threatening a boy that they are going to take away his mobile phone. A passer-by, a girl, decides to help the boy. She gives him a coin. She had actually received this coin from a person who had saved her from bullies. It represents a symbol of justice which is being passed from one person to another.
Everyone deserves to be respected. It doesn’t matter if the victims are your friends or strangers; we should all try to uphold justice and make the world a better place.
The video is based on one of my real-life experiences. I once saw a boy being bullied in a snack shop. Instead of being a bystander, I realised it was important to help him.
Don’t be scared of bullies or anybody else; a good deed will make you happy for the rest of the day.
Everyone can become an envoy of justice and the coin has now been passed to you! The next time you see an act of violence, I hope you take action to stop it.
Unicef HK’s “Make A Video” competition gives young people a chance to express themselves. The project is co-organised by the Hong Kong Arts Centre’s IFVA, with support from Hang Seng Bank and Young Post. Check out the videos here. Email your feedback here.