Hello everyone, I am (name), chief executive officer of the anti-bullying campaign! Recently in the news, there have been stories of a young hero named Casey Heynes, a defenceless child who broke free from years of torture at school. However, were his actions socially acceptable? Nobody knows and it is my job today to inform you children on the controversial issue, bullying.
However, what is bullying? Bullying is when someone constantly does or says things to show superiority another person. Some of the way bullies overpower their victims are: by calling them names, saying or writing hurtful things about them, whether it be true or not, threatening them and even to the extent of physical violence such as bashing, kicking or even sabotage.
Have any of these things happened to you? Or perhaps, have you done any of these to another person?
It happens literally EVERYWHERE! Even in most places than you would not have expected. It happens in more places than just school grounds, where most of it is, BUT also in the workplace, and even in your own home. How many of you have ever bullied your little brother or sister? I guess this only applies to those with siblings but you get the point!
Why do people bully anyway? People bully for different reasons. Is it because of jealousy? Calling people names doesn’t make you perfect. Being the victim doesn’t feel too good either. Oh I’ve been there!
Those who don’t have anything better to do rather than picking on someone persistently are likely doing so in order to rule others and improve their own social status. They may have high self-esteem, show little to no regret for their behaviour and will not be able to see bullying as something morally wrong.
Other people may bully others because of frustration, may struggle socially and could have also been victims to bullying. That’s no reason to take it out on someone else though. Seriously, just buy a punching bag!
Just think of it like this. Would you like to...