Bullying is one of the leading causes that affect young children with long-term mental health effects. Franco Salcedo, resident of Santa Clarita, did not allow bullying to affect him, rather he brings about goodness in others.
Franco has been bullied from elementary school to freshman year of high school and with no support, his mindset as a child was affected. With no interference of adults stepping in, he stayed strong throughout the years.
Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. Brooks Gibs gives a quick view on exclusion and how the media loves to show hatred which influences a young audience.
Hatred is not the key way to go about life, and in Franco’s words showing love is all a child needs in order to have a balanced life.