Robert Hampton

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3rd July 2003

Posted by at 10.12pm | No responses | Uncategorised

I’m not involved personally in any way, but the story of Thomas Thompson, the Wallasey schoolboy who killed himself because he was being bullied, has really affected me.

I was never bullied as such, but I know what it’s like to be on the outside looking in. We live in a very intolerant society, where anyone who stands out from the crowd is singled out for abuse. Thomas’s only crime was to be himself, to concentrate on his schoolwork rather than sport, to be passionate about his beliefs rather than just accepting the status quo, to speak articulately and intelligently. And for that he was tormented and harrassed until he was pushed over the brink.

Things need to change if our society is to have any hope.

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