What do you think of when you hear the word bullying? Mean, rude, hurtful, intimidating. You know the number one thing I think of when I hear the word bullying? Learning Tool! When I come across bullies, I try to learn from them. We need to learn how to handle them. Most of the time bullies are insecure and act the way they do because they want to make themselves feel better. I know you have all heard this before and may not believe it, but I really think it’s true. While we don’t know for sure why each bully does what they do, I think it’s because that is the only way they know how to make themselves feel better.
Bullying has many faces: psychological to physical to cyber bullying. Cyber bullying occurs a lot today and is hurting teens by the minute. They are often made fun off and sometimes threatened on Facebook. This is what happened to the Canadian teenager Amanda Todd. She was threatened on Facebook that if she didn’t put on a “show” then an inappropriate picture of her would be shown to all of her friends. This happened because her one action lead to a series of events. Sometimes things happen but we need to take responsibility for our actions and ask for help to stop the bullies. We should not give in to them as that never helps anything. When we do what bullies want, we give them the power that they desire. This makes them think they are stronger and gives them the upper hand. We need to help each other and more importantly help ourselves.
As William Shakespeare once said ”It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” When I think of this beautiful quote, I think it is up to us to decide if our destiny is to be in a society of bullies. If each one of us can look at ourselves in the mirror at the end of the day and don’t see a bully looking back, then we can stop bullying permanently.
BULLYING WILL STOP