Let’s stand up to bullying

Original post by “Topics With Passion” Strong piece about bullying. A must read.

Topics with Passion

Children want to feel safe at school. Everyone deserves to be safe and respected.

Bullying is never okay and it happens far too often. Many people allow themselves and decide to belittle, denigrate and ridicule others, which causes enormous damage to the victims of this verbal and/or physical bullying.

The consequences of such acts and remarks are horrendous and seriously affect the self-confidence, well-being and living conditions of the victims.

Violence, whether orally propagated or not, should never be trivialized and tolerated. Unfortunately, this is often the case in society, in schools and workplaces, among others, and marginalized people are more vulnerable to this bullying.

We all have a role to play in these vicious circles that are taking place around us in different environments. To witness these behaviours without reacting when we are not ourselves victims places us as complicit in this violence. We must intervene to educate as many…

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15 comments

  1. This post struck a chord with me. I was bullied & teased almost relentlessly during my years at school, in fact, I even pleaded with my parents to allow me to leave school and find employment, it was that bad. I can comfortably say the incessant torment I received at school and occasionally by others shaped my life and who I am today.
    I can also say that had a weapon been at my disposal when things were really tough, there definitely would’ve been a shooting massacre, in Australia, during the 1980’s, such was my mindset and level of vulnerability.

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  2. Hi!!!
    i’m teen girl and i was just wondering if i could ask you something important. My cousin is currently being bullied. It has been on going like on and off. It has occured on social media’s, on her private messages and people have been texting of what little friends she has and saying things like “have you gotten rid of her yet? so i can hang out with you?” i was hoping you could maybe give me a few tips and tricks to help her deal with this issue.
    Oh and i really liked this post of your and i thought it was really interesting and moving.
    Thanks again,
    Teen girl

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    • Hello, Teen girl. Your cousin should notify all powers that be. School, counselor, principal, parents, authorities. There are also support groups that can assist your cousin. All the text messages, and or messages on social media should be saved as proof of said harassment, to provide authorities.
      I hope this helps.

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  3. I was bullied during traumatic bereavement, became ill, made many poor choices and still don’t know how to deal with this in a good way. I was dismissed while my father was in intensive care, just out of a coma. Tryong to read and learn from others who share on bullying, especially adult bullying which is as rampant as school yard bullying.

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      • Thank you. You know what’s also hard, is that when you go through this, people often don’t believe you or they minimize the situation and even excuse it. You know how many times my FRIENDS have told me to put myself in their shoes? The shoes of huge multi-million pound company! Really?!

        I really think that we in this multi-national and global society have become accustomed to bullying treatment and find all sort of other names for it and even blame the person who has been bullied. I cannot tell you how many books I can write, on bereavement, bullying, bullying during bereavement, mental illness, my own poor decisions and mistakes, my odyssey through the British NHS mental health system etc. etc.

        It is really good for a change to read simple words like yours and be taken serious and being believed.

        Thank you. Keep writing.

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