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