1 out of every 4 children in the United states is a victim of bullying.
There are different levels of bullying. From what may seem like harmless teasing, escalating to the more so obvious physical bullying. Both are harmful, and wrong. A lot of the real damage that’s left behind as a result of bullying is the scars that the human eye can not see. These scars stay with victims of bullying for years, sometimes their entire lives. Sometimes these scars are so painful, that it causes children to hurt themselves to deal with the pain, or even worse: commit suicide. The pain is more than they can bare and they feel that the only thing guaranteed the next day is more bullying, and more pain. It’s a truly sad and horrible way to live. I remember growing up, I was personally bullied and teased by my peers. I was called all sorts of names in the book, and it had a big impact on my self esteem. From then on anytime people were laughing, I’d automatically assume they were laughing at me. That something was wrong with me. It wasn’t until later on with the support of family and new friends that I was able to realize my worth, and realize my bullies were in fact the ones that had issues and insecure. They were the weak ones.
In the video below, YouTuber DennisCeeTV devised a test for random members of the public to see how likely people are to step in and help out a little boy who is clearly being harassed by a bigger, older kid. At first I was furious, and wished I could teleport onto the scene to save the child being bullied. But within moments, I was relieved. Good samaritans stepped in to help and this uplifted my spirits. Almost every single person who was exposed to the bullying scenario got involved, stood up for the little kid and gave the ‘bully’ a dressing down. It’s good to see that people still do care, and stand up for what is right.
How would you have reacted…? Let’s all take a stand now and end this by passing this important message around!