Bullying means unwanted and aggressive behavior among kids, adults. It includes
power imbalance such as: making threats, attacking someone physically or
verbally and spreading rumors. It is so common these days that every place
contains at least 1 bully, which is so not ethical. Kids use their
power/popularity/strength to torture weak ones. It is a way to satisfy their
ego. Anyone can be target of bullying even kids who excel in school are popular
and participates in sports. But those who are strong fight back.
Usually kids get bullied because they get attention of other kids which can be
threat to the popular ones. Some of them get bullied because of their race or
ethnicity, disability/illness, sexual orientation. These are some causes of
bullying. Most common cause of bullying is physical appearance.
Bullying can effect negatively on a victim including a damaged self-esteem, loss
of confidence and it can also to extreme levels which can cause victim to commit
Suicide is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people, resulting 4400
deaths per year according to center for disease control. Over 14% of high school
students have considered suicide and almost 7% of them have attempted it. Bully
victims are between 2-9 times have considered suicide. 10-14 year old girls are
at higher risk for suicide according to studies.
Bully-related suicides can be connected to any type of bullying, including
physical bullying, emotional bullying, cyber bullying, sexting or circulating
suggestive or nude photos or messages
I myself have experienced bullying in my life due to physical appearance. People
used to bully me because I am short. It affected me so bad that I’ve lost all
the self-confidence and started to hate myself. I got depressed and it was so
bad that I wanted to run away from humans. The only people that were good in my
life were my family instead of bullying me they motivated me and help me lift up
myself. And because of their good words I started to love myself and built all
the confidence again.
It can be difficult to show up courage and step in or report to teacher when you
see a popular kid bullying. And it is an ethical way. But it is not the only
solution if you can’t go to the teacher to report about the situation you can go
to the parents of the kid who’s being bullied because they might go to teachers
and complain about it. Because many parents and teachers and students learn the
dangers of bullying and may reach out to help students who are at high risk of
We cannot live peacefully if we keep making others feel bad about the things
they are not responsible for. Try to accept more. Break your fansticized beauty
standards for others. Let people be confident in whatever and whoever they are.