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Stand Up

April 16, 2012
By Bluekit GOLD, Rockton, Illinois
Bluekit GOLD, Rockton, Illinois
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"Unicorns and glitter!" -Flo


Bullying. A word almost every kid dreads. They dread being the outcast. The reject. The person everyone bullies. The loner. Not being good enough or not meeting someone’s standards. Some dread it so much, they take their own lives. A tragic way to die.
If only the teachers had seen it sooner. If only the parents knew. If only the victim spoke up.
Statistics show in 2011 that 60% of middle school students say they have been bullied. Only 16% of staff believed that students had been bullied. They also say that over 160,000 stayed home from school to avoid bullying. 20% of high school students said they had thoughts of committing suicide in the past twelve months in 2011.
In my opinion, these numbers are too high. What can we do to stop bullying? There are numerous ways to prevent bullying.
Statistics show that over 50% of bullying decreased if the school had an anti-bully program running. If every school had an anti-bully program running, it might reduce the percentage of bullying. It would show the bullies how much they hurt the person who they were bullying.
It would also be more helpful if teachers kept an eye on students at all times. Many bullying cases occur on the playground or at passing time. Only 25% of bullied students said that teachers intervened a bullying incident; while 71% of teachers said they intervened a bullying incident.
Another way is to talk to the bully or stand up to them. Tell them how much it hurts when they call you names or physically hurt you. Try to help them understand bullying isn’t cool. Most likely, they bully just to impress their friends.
Tell a teacher or trusted adult. It’s one of the most commonly known ways to stop a bully from bullying you. Don’t worry; you won’t be a snitch or tattle-tale. Tattle-telling is when someone purposely tells on someone to get them in trouble. Just telling a teacher or trusted adult the situation is perfectly fine. It will help you in the long run.
Don’t just sit on the sidelines and watch bullying. Stand up for the bullying victim and let them know they won’t be alone.
Bullying is never, nor will it ever be, a tolerable matter. Together we can stand up to bullying and make it disappear. Poof!


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Just a thought on bullying.

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on Feb. 19 at 12:58 pm
lil_pump1910, Atl, Georgia
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lil_pump1910 said...
on Feb. 19 at 12:56 pm
lil_pump1910, Atl, Georgia
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#bullyingisbad

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kylahadams said...
on Jan. 18 at 2:54 pm
kylahadams, Atlanta, Georgia
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If you are being bullied respond to this asap. They have no right to make you feel less than you truly are. Stand Up! If you see someone getting bullied, Stand Up! They don't have the right to just bully someone, and yyou don't have the right to watch. It doesn't feel good to be bullied, so you need to be nice to people who are being bullied and HELP! Make a difference to those who are not. #StopBullingNow

on Jan. 17 at 2:01 pm
iHateBullying, Portland, Oregon
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"When you see something, say something."

Such a great story about standing up to bullies. WOW :D

Jakepaul1019 said...
on Dec. 21 2018 at 6:55 pm
Jakepaul1019, New York, New York
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This is inspiring

colemaken said...
on Oct. 18 2018 at 12:44 pm
colemaken, Spring, Texas
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this is such a great stand up story

ChloeStern said...
on Apr. 9 2018 at 11:23 am
ChloeStern,
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Wow so inspirational

Puppylover12 said...
on Apr. 3 2018 at 9:49 am
Puppylover12, Marshalltown, Iowa
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Your really creepy

Puppylover12 said...
on Apr. 2 2018 at 12:42 pm
Puppylover12, Marshalltown, Iowa
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My brother gets bullied.

M7_Angel said...
on Feb. 12 2018 at 12:47 pm
M7_Angel,
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sorry my brother

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on Feb. 12 2018 at 12:47 pm
M7_Angel,
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on Nov. 13 2017 at 9:44 am
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on Mar. 16 2017 at 1:45 pm
The_Protecter,
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"Never quite on life! Always love others, And don't let anyone get to you!"

O shut up @sally1234, U are a bully!! And your so right @AmeliaHill

on Mar. 16 2017 at 1:44 pm
The_Protecter,
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Favorite Quote:
"Never quite on life! Always love others, And don't let anyone get to you!"

Really? Mary Poppins?

on Mar. 16 2017 at 1:43 pm
The_Protecter,
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@..........Unknown. U are a ******* creepy *****!!!

on Mar. 16 2017 at 1:42 pm
The_Protecter,
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Favorite Quote:
"Never quite on life! Always love others, And don't let anyone get to you!"

If @HandsomeLad1460 is right, @sally1234, SHUT UP! @HandsomeLad1460, ure totally good

on Mar. 16 2017 at 1:39 pm
The_Protecter,
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Favorite Quote:
"Never quite on life! Always love others, And don't let anyone get to you!"

bye!!!!!!!!!!!!


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