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#IAmDifferent: Anti-Bullying Shirts by Penshoppe

Everyone can be a victim of bullying. In the digital age, bullying is made easier with anonymous accounts, “except” settings on Facebook, groups, and private messages. Talking about bullying and making a stand against it isn’t easy when doing so makes you the next viable target for bullies.

Anti-Bullying Shirts by Penshoppe

Penshoppe, the top Filipino fashion brand makes it easier to make a stand with wearable #IAmDifferent statement tees. Research shows that it is when you are perceived to be different that people start bullying you. Example, you are either too quiet or too loud, too thin or too fat, too smart or too slow.

With the help of international brand ambassadors Bella Hadid, Lucky Blue Smith, Kaia Gerber, and Sandara Park among many other big names, Penshoppe brings its focus to the widespread issue of bullying plaguing the Filipino youth. According to Penshoppe, this campaign presents a timely opportunity for everyone to start talking about the pressing issue of bullying in the country. A study reports that 1 out 2 Filipino students have experienced or witnessed bullying in their schools. It has also taken a new form especially with the advent of social media as it provides a more convenient avenue to spread hate and thrive on people’s insecurities.

#IAmDifferent Penshoppe Shirts

The anti-bullying shirts are now available at Penshoppe stores nationwide. It comes in white and black, size options, and with different variations of the statement designs: I Am Different and Different is Good.

“I Am Different” Penshoppe shirts are horizontally printed.

“Different Is Good” Penshoppe shirts are vertically printed.

Proceeds from the #IAmDifferent collection will benefit development of a module that discourages bullying and encourages acceptance in public school children, in partnership with Teach For The Philippines.

This is a good cause and opportunity to talk about bullying. Kudos to Penshoppe for helping people taking a stand at the risk of making themselves a victim of fake news and ironically – online bullying. Check out Penshoppe’s Facebook Page to learn more about this campaign and how it’s now received substantial support from Penshoppe fans nationwide.

I got my own anti-bullying shirt too, I prefer the white version but it wasn’t available! I’ll buy it next time. My top tip on how to survive bullying? Keep quiet, ignore, and if you must tell someone (if it gets real bad), tell those in power i.e. authorities, principal, police, lawyer etc. to formally lodge a complaint because talking back to bullies is just a waste of time. Also think before posting anything online because it’s very easy to be a bully without knowing it or make yourself vulnerable to attacks. I agree with Penshoppe that education is key, and as they say – think before you click.

Stay safe and embrace your difference as well as others ;)

Mommy Lace is a blogger from the Philippines. She started this blog to share information on pregnancy, breastfeeding, childcare, family, and health.