OK now that Fall is around the corner and school rolls on, let’s not forget about the other battle our children face: bullying.
It still goes on, and with the advent of technology, makes it easier to bully someone more frequently.
Most that read this know my story of bullying as a child. This makes me even happier now and more passionate about the anti-bullying laws in effect and the various movements. I survived the senseless torment and now future generations can as well.
I will always stick up for the underdog, the person that’s different or unpopular. For those are the biggest targets for bullies. It enrages me to no end when I see it. I do realize now it’s both a sense of insecurity and confusion on the bully’s part. Nonetheless, it must end.
Parents, teachers, students and folks alike, please stay aware of those that are being bullying, even when they won’t say anything. It can be easy to turn a blind eye to so don’t sleep on them. I had someone from school that read my story with tears and had no idea I had been bullied and wanted to know whom and how long.
It’s easy to get caught up in our own daily lives. I believe in joking and having fun, but no one deserves to be humiliated on a daily basis. Let our children look forward to school again and be able to learn. Everyone deserves a fun, safe, learning environment.