Here's something that we don't see often: the soft side of Trevor Bauer. After posting about the death threats and harassment he deals with on social media earlier in the week, the Cleveland Indians starter spoke poignantly about cyber bullying, his own experiences with harassment growing up, and the dangers bullying can pose.
This needs to be talked about more. pic.twitter.com/A0cUpKH07f— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) May 8, 2019
It's touching to see Bauer open up about an issue that often gets overlooked.
He's right on the money about the dangerous effects bullying can have on someone's self-confidence, especially children. It's important that we foster high self-esteem among children and speak out against bullying in the world at large.
Stop online harassment, bullying, and hate speech. pic.twitter.com/yXFkniTkdH— Trevor Bauer (@BauerOutage) May 7, 2019
Kudos to Bauer for raising awareness about this issue. All too often, social media can act as a toxic repository for the dark feelings that random people feel all too comfortable sharing these days. Well done by someone who's usually the aggressor.