The end of school life, exams, and graduation are important and joyful events for any teenager. But for Chloe Robson of County Durham, United Kingdom, graduation was causing a panic attack. She wanted to go, but she was afraid her classmates would ruin the day with bullying.
Chloe learned what school bullying was at age 7. Children made fun of her appearance and speech, unfortunately, even changing schools did not help. The girl was afraid to go to her prom, so her biker uncle came to her aid.
Chloe’s uncle is Grant Robson, who is the founder of the local Bikers Against Bullies movement. The bikers help teenagers cope with bullying and taunting at school and often accompany them to school and home. Grant said he decided to help local high school students after seeing similar actions in neighborhoods. Grant’s team includes people who were also teased at school, and who know firsthand how the victims of mockery feel.
On prom day, Chloe Robeson arrived at the school accompanied by 127 cool bikers. Needless to say, the girl’s appearance was triumphant and impressive. The audience and friends greeted her with thunderous applause, and Chloe herself finally felt confident.
After graduation, Chloe Robson began working for Bikers Against Bullies. She meets with parents of high school students and talks about the effects of bullying on children and families.