My friend Hannah is going ton share some powerful things about bullying.
(A Parent May Need To Read This post Before letting Your Child. Recommended Ages 13+)
Many people don’t understand how bullying affects people. Bullying is something that no one should have to go through. Sadly, it goes on every single day without anyone knowing. The victims often think that it's their fault or that it's something they did to cause it but in all reality it's not. Its nothing that they did It's the bullies problem they have their own issues that they think is okay to take out on someone else, but it's not. Bullying affects everyone in different way. Some isolate themselves, some cut their wrists to help the pain from bullying go away and some people go as far as even taking their own life. Bullying is when a girl wakes up and feels worthless to the point that she doesn't want to go to school.
Bullying is when she wears baggy clothes because she feels that no one should have to bare the sight of her. Bullying is when she walks to school with her head down and someone comes behind her and pushes her and then takes her backpack and dumps it into a mud puddle. Bullying is when she gets to school and sits in the corner of the classroom because she doesn't want to deal with the pain anymore. Bullying is when she sits in class wondering why she sits through class wondering why it's her that's the target. Bullying is when she goes to lunch and sits with her best friend and someone comes behind her and dumped two pints of milk over her head and tells her that her friend doesn't like her anymore.
Bullying is sitting in loneliness through the rest of school and thinking to herself that she doesn't deserve to be loved anymore. Bullying is when she walks home thinking why is she even living anymore. Bullying is her coming home and sitting on the couch and her four year old sister walks in and says “sissy I missed you today can you play with me”? Bullying is when she sits at the dinner table and picks at her food and her mom asks if she's okay. Bullying is when she walks upstairs after dinner and sits on her bed and starts cutting her wrists. Bullying is when she goes to take a shower and her mom goes in her room to put laundry on her bed and she finds a suicide note.
Bullying is when her mom shows the note to her dad and they both start crying and her little sister asks what's wrong mommy and daddy. Bullying is when she gets out of the shower and her mom gives her a big hug and tells her “hunny everything's going to be okay. Bullying is when they get to the hospital and her family learns that she is anorexic and has dropped forty pounds in the last 3 months. Bullying is being in the hospital for months and having support from her friends and family. Bullying is trying to recover on a daily basis and struggling. Bullying is when you go back to school and have to deal with the bully. Bullying is when she sticks up for the other girl that is now getting bullied the way that she did. Bullying is learning to love yourself even though it's hard.
When someone is getting bullied it needs to be reported immediately because you never know the mental state that their in. If you see someone getting bullied they need to be talked to because you never know if they want to take their life. Bullying is hurting us in more ways than we know. It's progresses so fast without anyone knowing because many times they think that it's their fault. The thing that bothers me so much is that people try to bring awareness to bullying during an assembly and they think that it's a joke. Bullying is no joke.
People take their life and they think that it's funny. Think that it's okay to make fun of people getting bullied. Making comments like “I understand why she's getting bullied because she can't sing” or “She's so fat that I can understand why she's getting bullied. Bullying is not at all a joking matter. If you see someone getting bullied stick up for them. If you see someone making fun of people getting bullied please stick up for the victim because in no way is it their fault.