The following testimonials are from Megan Meier Foundation presentations.
"THANK YOU TINA! We are a super small school in the middle of a potato field, and your touched each and every one of us! Thank you for making us a stop in your busy life. The kids LOVED your presentation and are energized to make a great school even greater! Thank you for sharing your story with us." -Laura O.
"I am a student at Rolla Middle School, and I would just like to thank you (Tina) for coming to speak to us today. It really got to a lot of people. I am sorry that you had to go through a lot of pain. I just want you to know that I really think you are saving lives. Saving self-harm. You are an inspiration to me." - Sarah
"I just saw your show air on Investigation Discovery (one of my fav channels!) and your story touched my heart tremendously! I was going about my day & decided to looked at my Facebook real quick and I saw a really good friend of mine share a photo from your page. I thought, ok surely it's not the same people as the ones on the show I watched today. So I checked and sure enough it was! So, I just wanted to say y'all are doing such an inspiring and courageous thing that our world needs desperately. We are all beautiful in our own special ways and we should be told how special we are often! Our loved ones can tell us this all day but for some reason it's the opinions of people we barely know that impact us the most. Especially in our adolescent years! I have a young daughter myself and I hope by the time she gets into school, most if not ALL of the bullying will cease to exist. This can only be made possible with the help of you and the Megan Meier Foundation. As long as you keep doing what you're doing and showing others what a huge problem bullying is and continue to speak out and stand up against all types of bullying, we can all get a little closer to a peaceful more loving world! Thanks for all that y'all do! It touches hearts everywhere....even all the way in Texas!" - Allison P.
"hey u really inspired me tina today when u came to pcs i gave u hug because u tought all of us a lesson tht cyber bullying is wrong and should not be allowed on the internet because it hurts alot of people because it causes bad things and i am so sorry for ur lost and thts hard for me to say because u just so much inspired me to stand up for whts right and im so glad tht u came to our school thank u so much" - Jaelyn
I just wanted to thank you again for coming to CHS today and telling your story about Megan. You are an incredibly strong person. I spoke with you for a minute after the second session. What I would have liked was about an hour or two! Your words today helped me. I have 3 children, 16, 11, & 9. The two oldest have dealt/deal with bullies. Hopefully my oldest found strength and hope in your words. Hopefully, we can find a way to get through these tough years." Thank you, Beverly J. S.
"I want you to know how much I appreciate you speaking last night (Columbia, Mo.) Thank you.
You touched my heart with you story. We are going to sit down this weekend and go through each picture and set up the privacy. You helped me think about things I should have been all along. We can so be pressured into stuff as moms! I am going to get on her fb much more often as well as check her phone. Again, thank you so much for what you are doing. Thank you for helping me be more aware and make some positive changes." Angela W.
"I just wanted to let you know the INCREDIBLE feedback we received from your talk at Scotts Ridge Middle School yesterday. We even had someone email us today to say it was "PTA funds well spent!" (that never, ever happens, lol.)The kids are still talking about it and one recurring theme we keep hearing is: "she didn't lecture us. She talked to us on our level. She wasn't afraid to talk to us about things." So, thank you. It was something that will truly benefit these kids." Deirdre
I remember when your family made National headlines when your Megan took her own life. My heart went out to you, as I am a mother as well. Also, though, it is frightening because I have Middle School aged children who both practically live online.
My family was lucky enough to attend your lecture tonight at Lake Superior State University in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan. I had to drag my kids, kicking and screaming. I knew you wouldn't be coming to the Middle School, and I thought it was so important they see you. I asked my husband to join us, thinking that it would be easier to get the kids to come. Which, it turned out to be true. Once inside, my husband and I collected the cell phones from our kids. We wanted them to hear you. And they really did hear you.
We learned so much. Thank you! My son (age 14) told us he was deleting ALL his Facebook applications. And both kids (also a daughter age 12) deleted their Myspace accounts. My husband and I did NOT ask them to do so. Thank you so much for your information. My daughter was bullied online earlier in the year. Luckily, she told us what was going on. I saw for myself what these kids were saying to her online. And she just HAD TO say things back. Keep it going. I told her to just DELETE all of her comments. She did. And she cried so hard about what those kids were saying. But I told her it just makes things worse. ~That was all before seeing you. Now we feel more powerful, but I would still like to request a copy of your Power Point Presentation.
I am so sorry for your loss. Thank you so much for sharing your story with us, and for giving us useful and valuable information. My kids are the perfect age to benefit seeing you. I feel very blessed to have had my whole family there. I wish the Middle School would have had you speak there, but then, I might not have seen you myself."
Thank you, and God Bless you,
My daughters listened to your presentation today. At first, when the students were told it would be about “cyber bullying” they thought it would be rather boring. Not the case. I picked up my freshman daughter (Grace) at school this evening and your daughter, Megan, and what she experienced, was the topic all the way home. When we got home, Grace wanted to show me the interview clip from your presentation – we watched that and a Fox News clip on You Tube. Grace said, “Mom, I can’t believe Megan’s mother flew all the way from Missouri to talk to us. I felt so upset and so sad for her. It was so emotional for everyone – it was the best presentation I’ve ever had in school.” We talked about the law, and how frustrating it is that this type of deception and cruelty inflicted on other human beings is not technically a crime. I could go on, but suffice it to say, you did a very good deed in coming to Lewis Center, Ohio, and I deeply appreciate it. My heart is with you and your husband for your tremendous loss, but I admire you for doing this positive thing to make some good come of it."
Respectfully, Holly F.
I was at last night's Bullying/cyberbullying seminar at Woburn High School in MA. I can't even begin to tell you how moved I was by your story and how eye opening your presentation was. As a mother of younger children (8,6, and 2) I have begun to see the effects of he said/she said gossip among the children. I hate to admit, my first reaction was 'if it isn't true, why do you care?'. You helped me realize that they need to be validated in their hurt and frustration and they need to be given the tools (especially at this young age) to understand how/why some people may choose to hurt others and that it has much less to do with the person being hurt than the person doing the hurting.
Technology is a powerful thing, I thought I had a pretty decent understanding of what was out there waiting for our kids in cyber space... Now I know to never let my guard down. Technology changes faster than any of us can keep up with.
I'm still haunted by the fact that you did EVERYthing right and Megan is still gone. I amazed by your strength and determination to never let her be forgotten. She was such a beautiful girl. I showed her picture to my children this morning before school. It was the beginning of many conversations about the importance of kindness and the power of words."
Thank you again and again,
"Thank you for a very powerful parent presentation last night at Neshaminy High School in Pa. While many of us came seeking answers, we walked away with a sense that open communication and developing student empowerment is key."
Thank you again.
Parent and Teacher
"We would like to thank you for your presentation to our SWAT (Students with Advocacy Training) group. You had a major impact on our students. We applaud you for having the courage to share your heart wrenching story and also include other current topics, such as sexting. It is vital that young people understand that their decisions can have grave implications. We thank you for the good work that you do and we sincerely hope that we are able to work with you in the future."
Warm regards, Fulton County Health Department
"Please accept my warmest thanks for coming to Archbishop Ryan, as well as the ADL Conference, to share your story with us. The students cannot stop talking about how touched they were, & many have put a link to your foundation on their computers. Many have also shared that they now "get it" - they understand the impact that their words can have on others, & that they will THINK before interacting with others on MySpace & other sites. You & your beautiful daughter, Megan, have surely made a difference in the lives of our students. You & she will continue to be in our thoughts & hearts."
With deep appreciation,
"Tina, On behalf of Oak Grove High School and the Oak Grove School District, I would like to thank you for speaking to our students last week. I have received a lot of positive feedback from the students and faculty. As a parent, I can only imagine how difficult this last year and a half has been, but I admire your strength and determination to reach out and work to make changes! Good luck to you, please know that our students would love to help in anyway. Thank you again"
"I was extremely impressed with Tina as an individual as well as a presenter. She gave five presentations while she was here in Grenada. Tina adjusted her presentations to suit each of her audiences. She was prompt and finished within the time limits given. I was amazed at how well she interacted with the students and the community. I attended four of the presentations, and I learned something new at each one. It is a great honor and privilege that I highly recommend Tina Meier to speak to young people as well as a community of parents, educators, counselors, and anyone else who care about young people."
"Dear Tina, Thank you for helping to make the ADL Cyberbullying Conference on May 11, 2011 such a success. The day would not have been the so remarkable without your informative and touching story about Megan's life and how it tragically ended. It challenged all of our attendess to think critically about Cyberbullying and how it can and has impacted many lives. - Anti-Defamation League"
Best, Randi B., Lisa F., Caryl C.
"Cyberbully was a movie that changed me. I apologized to people that I hurt because of cyberbullying. I feel terrible but after saying sorry, I feel so much better. Thanks Cyberbully!"
Samantha Jo W.
"That movie has changed me so much!! I will never ever Cyberbully someone over the internet ever!! I will always remember this movie as a reminder to not be mean over the internet! Thank you for all that you have done with the Megan Meier Foundation!! I hope that one day that all states have this law passed!"
"I wanted to thank you for being a part of HOBY Texas North Leadership Conference this year. I was looking back at my weekend at HOBY and all the memories & friends I made there. I looked back at what I learned and how much all the speakers affected my life, inspiring me to do more with my life and having the power to make those changes. I wanted to thank you for being a part of HOBY and my weekend, inspiring me to be a better leader in my community. Thank you for everything!"