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for bullying. Boys and girls alike experience this from ages 14 to 18. This is a problem that high schools fail to recognize. Most schools are aware of bullying, but don’t do anything to stop it. What they don’t know, is that there are things they could do to stop it. As a high school student, I have witnessed kids at my school be victimized by their fellow students. And I’m sad to admit, that sometime I didn’t do anything about it. What may be even more deplorable, is that I’m one of many others who have made the decision to stand idly by as one of my classmates was being bullied. That is not always the case, however. One day during my class, a student who was sitting next to me was being made fun of by a few other boys. The kid they were teasing wasn’t a “popular” boy. He didn’t have many friends, but he was pretty smart. You could say that he would be a typical bully target. But he had helped me with my Algebra homework a few days earlier. So when I saw them teasing him like that, it bothered me a lot. I knew that he didn’t have the self-confidence to stand up for himself. This guy was really nice, and no one should treat him with such disrespect. I made up my mind that something had to be done. And if it had to be me, then so be it. So, I did it. I stoop up and told the guys that were bullying him to shut up. I yelled at them, saying that what they were doing was wrong and they needed to stop. Of course,
But seeing this kid’s face light up with a glimmer of hope for himself was priceless.I didn’t put it in such nice of terms. Too many kids are getting hurt in emotional and physical ways. That moment was important to me. could make a positive change in their self-esteem and behavior. or even just letting people know that it’s out there and it’s danger. I knew I had done the right thing. As soon as they stopped. Starting support groups. All it takes is one person to speak out and lead the way to a bully free school. there are other things that people everywhere can do to help change these ways. . I know I may just be one girl. inspired other to do the same. and soon a bully free world. and becoming their friend. or those who are being bullied. and I knew that it meant a lot to him. But all it takes is one to start a change. Many people have probably been in the same situation that I was in. Besides just speaking out for victims. later on these guys would probably continue to tease him. will also help. and changed the way I react to similar situations I find myself in. But hopefully that step that I took to stand up for that kid. We have to do something to stop it. Whether or not they chose to make the right decision and be the bigger person is on them. But I had to do what I had to do to make sure they would stop. Or maybe it had inspired other to refrain from bullying now that they saw that it actually bothers other people. Talking to bullies. I felt kind of…better about myself. Sure.