Thoughts on Bullying
Hi! Isn’t it awful to know that so many people get bullied these days! Do u get bullied or know someone who has been bullied? It’s awful to think people get bullied. Did you guys know that a load of these people end up depressed?? It’s so, so sad, makes me want to cry :'( so I thought I would tell you some things that would maybe help.
OPINION SURVEY First oﬀ here is what I think about bullying. Bullying is one of the worst things that could happen to someone. It can affect them later on in life. It has to be stopped. I ﬁnd that sometimes people don’t realise what they do can really affect someone – could even be your best friend! Think about it – check the front cover, kindness is the opposite of bullying so are you being kind? I have always wondered why people bully other people it just makes no sense!! Here are some opinions I got from my friends:
Friend 1. think bullying is absolutely stupid, sick, disgusting and horrible.. just because someone erent doesn’t mean to bully them.. they are who they are.. they won’t change if they are happy how they are… there is no need for anyone to be bullied about their faults/ ﬂaws.. we all have so many ﬂaws but there is no need for the bullying.. it’s a horrible thing and I hope that people understand in future that bullying is wrong.
Friend 2. Bulling is awful! I can’t stand it. In my opinion it has to be stopped ASAP! So many people get bullied for no reason its disgraceful. What’s happening to us?? It’s like the devil has possessed us all!! We seriously need to look at the bible and read over what God says, I’d say.
WHAT TO TRY IF YOU ARE BEING BULLIED I’m sure you guys are wondering on what you should do if you are ones that are being bullied. Well here’s a few thing to think about:
SOME THINGS TO TRY IF YOU ARE BEING BULLIED
To overcome bullying you need a lot of courage. You can do it if you set your mind to it. First of all if things are really bad you must get help. This is not easy if the person you should be able to trust is the bully. Also sometimes it can be a friend that you want to keep. So choose carefully someone who is trustworthy and understands your situation. If
you don’t want to tell your parents try a friend out of school or a relative. It is important someone knows what you are going through. There are lot of really good tips on this link:
Here are a few of them:
If someone sticks up for you when you are being ‘picked on’, always say ‘Thank you’ to them. They deserve it. Focus on long term goals. Think about what you want to become when you leave school. You will not have to mix with bullies forever.
Learn everything you can about the bully. Try and ﬁnd out why they are bullying you. Knowledge is power.
Guard your secrets carefully. Stand and walk tall. Don’t look like a victim! If someone stares you out, do not engage in a staring match but look them in the eye and then move your gaze somewhere else. DO NOT LOOK DOWN.
Apologize when you are genuinely in the wrong.
Make sure you talk to your bully in a calm way with normal volume. Don’t whisper or shout. Never react to insults if you can help it. These are only to provoke you. See if you can join a club out of school to learn a new skill which will rebuild your confidence.
And a few from me:
Try and ignore them, Be brave, Trust God 🙂
Rehab after Bullying
THOSE TIMES – when the stars don’t shine
Those times when everyone else is talking about what they are going to do – their achievements, their friends, their ambitions, their hopes and dreams – the stars in their eyes. Those times when you look into yourself and don’t see anything. Those times like looking into the night sky and all the stars have vanished and there is nothing left to hope for.
Is that your story? Maybe for you it’s like that most of the time.
MUSIC TO HELP YOU GET BACK ON TRACK…
Here are a few songs I listen to whenever I feel sad or lonely or just need a confidence boost:
Fight Song by Rachel Platten – I think this song is so inspirational and it tells you to keep going and that’s what we should do – keep fighting because WE CAN DO IT!! 🙂
Welcome To My Life by Simple Plan – This is a song from one of my favorite bands. If any of you like more rock music this band is for you. But they also do some softer songs. These songs are just so inspiring its crazy!! so check them out. Also try
Me Against The World this is another song from them, really good 🙂
Try by Colbie Caillat – This is such a nice song. It is especially good for self-acceptance. It tells you to be yourself and be proud of it. This song has such a good message. It amazes me how many people hate themselves – it’s really sad. This song will help i know it 🙂