Tuesday , 23 January 2018
Bullies be gone

Bullies be gone

Have you ever been the victim of bullying? Here is a link that provides a few different definitions of the word bully, but I am sure each of us can think of a few life experiences on are own that might provide a better example. http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bully

I have found life experiences can teach us a better definition of a word or subject then a book at times can. This I have noticed through my life experiences and the experiences of others that children, teens, adults, and all ethnic groups as well as men and women are affected by bullying in some form. Bullying seems to be on the rise more and more. We are in 2013 and so many cases of people who commit suicide due to being bullied is on the rise. Depression is also a cause of being bullied. Words can have such an impact on an individual that the person that is going through the bullying at times may feel there is no way out but to end his or her life. There is a way out but it’s not to end your life, as that is never the answer. You have been given a voice so please use it. Standing up for yourself is your way of showing that you are not going to let others actions or words have control over you anymore. Some people who have been bullied or are currently getting bullied can feel at times that nobody will understand what they are going through or maybe even want to listen.  

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I am here to let you know first-hand I do understand how you feel. I myself was a victim of getting bullied all through school and this did not make school much fun for me at all. I never told my family about this (but after reading this I guess they will now know some of the things I went through) as I tried to deal with it my own way. I didn’t have a lot of friends in school as I was more on the shy side, but the friends that I did have I would stick up for them if anyone tried to pick on them. It’s funny how life changes in ways we could have never of imagined. I actually have seen former bullies from school and they do regret what they did back then and have said sorry, but the past we can’t change we can just move forward. I can find forgiveness when someone truly says sorry and means it, because it takes much more energy to stay angry or hold on with hate for someone.

Believe me when you get older the cool kids won’t seem so cool anymore. I guess you could say I was the ugly duck throughout school and now I got the last laugh. As I got older I would say I grew into a beautiful swan. I was also the one who never had a guy take me to a school dance. I would go with my friends and they would all have dates and I would be the third wheel. Such lovely memories, you see though you can change what you want for your future and not let the bullies decide your future for you.

Another type of bullying that really seems to be on the rise is Cyber Bullying. Since technology has grown over the years and will continue to grow many people communicate via e-mail, text message, and social media sites. Sometimes a joke that may seem harmless to someone else can have a life long-lasting negative impact on the individual that the joke is being played on. For example if a person decided to start a rumor about you and decides to send this via the internet almost anyone might find out about the rumor where the rumor started and who placed it. Actions such as Cyber Bullying can have more of an impact on others than we realize.

Due to the rise of bullying in schools all over America, many parents are starting to take action and home school their kids. I can’t say I blame the parent or parents for wanting to do this. As a parent we want to protect our children and never see them hurt intentionally, so if we can do anything to protect them we will.

From 2007 to 2010, the suicide rates for pre-teens and teens steadily inched up. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the suicide rate for those aged 5 to 14 was 0.7 (per 100,000 population) in 2010, up from 0.5 in 2007. For teens, the rate was 10.5, up from 9.7 in 2007, the highest rate it’s been in more than a decade.

                                                                                        -TIME U.S., Josh San burn

Rebecca Sedwick a 12-year old that lived in Florida committed suicide on September 9, 2013. Rebecca jumped from a concrete silo tower to her death. Rebecca had been a victim of being cyber-bullied by two females both who also live in Florida.

 Handout photo of Rebecca Sedwick   

Read more: http://nation.time.com/2013/10/16/a-florida-tragedy-illustrates-rising-concern-about-cyber-bullying-suicides/#ixzz2iEBb9sbA

The suicide hotline 1-800-273-8255

If you are thinking of committing suicide please don’t feel like you are alone. People do care and want to help you get through this. You are not alone.

Think back when you were in elementary, middle school, high school, college, and even in the work place, yes this happens in the work place just in a different form. What memories do you have of being bullied or being a bully?