Caitlin Prater-Haacke

After Being Bullied, One Girl Left Hundreds Of Post-It Notes Around Her School.

When Canadian teenager Caitlin Prater-Haacke was the victim of bullying, she didn’t get mad. She didn’t even want to get even. Instead, she got positive.

Caitlin Prater-Haacke

Last month, a fellow student in George McDougall High School broke into Caitlin’s locker. They used her iPad to post messages to her Facebook page, saying that she should kill herself. Sickened by this, Caitlin knew she had to do something. She bought hundreds of Post-it notes and put them all over her school in Airdrie, Alberta. She wasn’t vandalizing the school, though. On each note, she wrote uplifting messages.

She just wanted to spread happiness…and did an amazing job.

(Source: The National)

She technically got in trouble, but it was worth it. Caitlin is the kind of girl we can all look up to. She took a cowardly act of bullying and turned it into a learning experience of love for everyone around her.

Submitted by: The Lovely Lucy Taylor

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  1. The trouble now is that all the anti bulling extremists are now doing nothing more than bulling the staff at this high school. They are being call names being swore getting harassing phone calls and emails from people that say they are against bulling not sure what they think it is they are doing. People need to remember the school has rules that needs to be followed and maybe if she would have ask permission first, things may have been different. Remember there is two sides to every story and quit jumping until you understand both.


  2. I love how this girl was able to turn a bad situation into a positive one. I think that is key, but not many people understand or know how to do this. There is a great book titled, “Creating Hate: How It Is Done, How To Destroy It: A Practical Handbook” by Nancy Omeara that I strongly recommend to everyone. It helps you understand where hate comes from and to turn it into a positive in every situation. This girl nailed it! Good for her!


    1. So true, Liz. Most would have retaliated and a far worse scenario could have occurred. It takes a lot of courage to NOT fight back. Creating Hate sounds like a very good book – thanks for sharing this one.

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