Country recording artist Morgan Frazier and anti-bullying organization Stand for the Silent are taking their message on the road with a tour that will begin at schools in Knoxville, Tenn., New Bern, N.C., Charleston, S.C. and Charlotte, N.C., with more stops to be added.
Their mission is to change kids’ lives and bring awareness to bullying and the real devastation it causes. Since May 2010, Stand for the Silent has traveled to hundreds of schools and spoken with more than 700,000 kids. Sidewalk/Curb recording artist, Morgan Frazier has joined the cause and partnered with the organization to help bring global awareness to the issue. Morgan will join them at select school tour dates, where she will perform her new single, “Hey Bully,” a song inspired by Frazier’s personal experiences.
“I am so honored to be working with Kirk and Laura Smalley and Stand For The Silent to tackle this issue. I have witnessed first-hand the power of their presentation through feedback from students in every city they reach. We must all play a part in educating people of all ages about the devastating effects of bullying”.
At the beginning of each Stand for the Silent school presentation, student leaders read the biographies of bullying victims that have lost their lives to suicide as submitted by their families. According to the organization, every seven seconds a child is bullied in this world, 160,000 kids stay home from school every day due to fear of bullying and 25% of high school students in America will actually have a plan to take their own life before they graduate. “Hey Bully” was inspired by Morgan’s own experience with bullying, which eventually led her parents to remove her from school entirely.
Kids and adults alike can take the SFTS pledge to stop bullying at www.standforthesilent.org
“Hey Bully,” the acoustic video can be seen Here.