“Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose”
Imagine waking of every morning worrying about going somewhere just because you were afraid of being bullied due to the way you look, act, think, feel, etc.. We need to stop allowing bullying continue. It can lead to racism, stereotyping and prejudice. It effects millions of men, women, and children who are scared to leave there homes in fear of being verbally or physically harmed. There are actions we can take to stop it from happening.
Bullying is a never ending vicious cycle, more often than not the bully was bullied themselves when he/she was growing up. In order to fight bullying, we must fight this misguided logic of attaching and individual’s personal traits to broad physical categories. This forces us to look at the actual relevant details that make a person different from one another. Some people assume that bullying is not a big deal. Those effected by bullying can fall victim to several types of harassment. Both verbal and physical. Bullying can result in depression, aggression, over-eating, inability to focus, difficulty making rational decisions. Others may say that bulling is harmless. It most definitely is not.
Without bullying, the world would be a safer, less harmful place. Children would grow up without thinking that it’s bad to be different. Continuation of bullying can result in thousands of deaths a year. Millions of people who suffer from it, get to the point where they want to die or never go out in public because they are afraid of being harassed. We need to stop allowing bullying to occur in our everyday lives. If you see someone being harassed based on how they look, act, feel, etc. stand up and take action. Would you want your child, brother, sister, cousin, mother, father, or any family member for that matter be bullied and no one help them? Of course not. So don’t allow it to happen to others.
“Bullying stops us from being who we want to be, and prevents us from expressing ourselves freely, and might even make us feel unsafe. If you are bullied, say something! If you are bullying, it’s not cool!”