Read this profile of a winner of an Anne Frank Award for Moral Courage and answer the questions which follow.
Joanne Geldart suffered vicious verbal and physical bullying throughout her school years.
The punching, kicking, pushing, insults and swearing she endured led her to contemplate suicide.
But she decided that she would not be crushed by her experiences and instead published extracts from her diary in the local newspaper.
Entitled, "I won't let the bullies beat me", the article detailed the daily torments she had to endure and received national media attention.
She has continued to seek support to fight back, even going so far as appealing to the country's top politicians to raise awareness and campaigning on behalf of children everywhere.
Joanne Geldart not only took a stand against her bullies, but sustained her cause.
She has shown that young people really can make a difference.
Is bullying an issue in your school?
What kind of strategies are in place to deal with this problem?
What else could help?
If you could appeal to politicians to help you to tackle the problem of bullying, what would you ask them to do?
What other options did Joanne have?
Did she make the right decision? Why?