BabyGirl's View: Stop The Bullying
Posted by PhillieTheMom on 8:59:00 PM in | Comments : 1
October is not just Breast Cancer Awareness or Domestic Violence Awareness Month. October is also Anti-Bullying Month. Bullying is a serious issue among our young people. Bullying today is more than just taking other kids lunch money and shoving them into the ground. There is Cyber Bullying, Social Bullying, Verbal Bullying and Physical Bullying. No matter how many types of bullying there are, bullying is still bullying and we, as people, have to stop the bullying. Too many of our children are killing themselves; dying because they don't feel love and appreciative at home and/or school and they feel like if they leave, no one would care. How can we, as adults and parents, prevent this from happening? What can we do to save our young people for a selfish act? What can we do to show them that they aren't what the kids tell them at school, that they are loved and that we do care?
When I was in the 9th grade, I was bullied. I was talked about because I was weird, and because I didn't have the latest fashions and I didn't look presentable. I know what it's like to have a group of people point at me and just laugh me out for no reason. I know what it's like to be called names like Whoopi Goldberg, or Celie from "The Color Purple." I went into the state of depression because I felt like no one appreciate me or really took the time to know me. If they did, they would have known that I had no water, lights, or food for my whole freshman year of high school. If they did, they would have known that every cent my mom made went to the bills and even that wasn't good enough. So I know the pressure that these young people feel. The hurt, the pain.
Take action! Talk to our young people! Talk to them about the kids that loss their lives to someone's words or an online post or a text! It's time to save the next generation!