Imagine, for every mean word you say to someone it leaves a scar on the outside of their skin instead of their insides. Everything you say can hurt people, even if they don't show it. The saying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me." has no meaning at all. All the words, teasing, and pranks, will build up and eventually have even worse affects on everybody. Bullying can lead someone into depression and that can lead to suicidal thoughts. How would you feel about yourself if you know your the cause of someone's death? I feel very strongly about bullying, because I don't see the point in it. Is it to make the bully feel better about him/herself? Speak up for not only for yourself, but for other people. I know you may not what to be the "snitch" or the "tattletale" but you speaking up may be the victims only chance.
April 30, 2012