Imagine, if you will, nine and ten-year-old children committing suicide because of being bullied. Or, how about a high school girl taking her own life because she ahd been raped and sexually assaulted in her school auditorium. Bullying is at epidemic proportions, and it must cease. Our children seemingly have no outlet at home, where the parents are too busy to notice the changes in their child, and school personnel are telling the children to ignore. Bullying has caused severe catastrophes ranging from suicide to mass school shootings. I'm asking every parent, teacher, and administrators to stand with me for the safety of our children.
Millions of students each year experience bullying. 70% of students have seen bullying at school. It occurs everyday. 160,000 kids skip school everyday because of fear. Bullying not only occurs at school, but happens in other ways such as through texting, e-mails, social media, and apps. About 20-30% of wstudents don't tell an adult. 69% of students believe teachers and administrators won't do anything even if they witness it.
1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will intervene only 4% of the time. Bullying involves harm, unfair match, and repetition over a period of time.
Where do I go, and who do I turn to? I have so many feelings bottled up inside of me. Anger, frustratoon, sadness, grief, but most of all these feelings; there is shame and tears, which I want to release and tell someone. Will anyone listen? Will anyone care? Will someone take the time and hear my cries of desperation? I believe if someone can see that once I was a good student, I received good grades, and I loved school at one time. Now, I feel no need for good grades, and for a fact, I hate school now. I am scared to face another day because the torment is endless. Whereas, I used to love my teachers, now I detest them. Mama, I know dad left you, but can't you see see the anguish and pain in my face. I keep making excuses to stay home from school. I really like school. I believe if I cry just one time, I will be all right. Will someone help me cry/
As we embark upon the 2021-22 school; and as we are going through the hustle and bustle of preparing our children with new school supplies, shoes and clothing, and all of the physical necessities; let's not forget the emotional things our children will face this upcoming school year. Many of our children have had to endure bullying on a re-occuring basis. Many of them will try and come up with reasons as to not attend school, or even skip certain classes because of fear. Let's join together and make this an enjoyable yet safe year for our children
The 2021/22 school year is upon us. One of the goals of both parents and teachers is to ensure the safety, welfare, and protection of all our children. Every child has their basal human rights to an education, and to live their life free from harassment from any source. No child should ever be the victim of bullying nor subject to any abuse. Let this school year be a year of happy children who will enjoy positive social relationships.
Although carried out away from school, it can still make it's way into the classroom.
MINIMIZING IT'S DANGERS:
STUDENTS WHO HAVE SUFFERED FROM CYBER-BULLYING WILL MOST OFTEN:
Cyber-bulling often violates the terms and agreements of social media sites. Perpretators can face legal action against him or her.
WHAT TO DO:
Information: Vector Solutions
Just a short note today. I heard on the news the other day where a thirteen and fourteen year child was arrested for planning a mass school shooting. I want to know if this is related to school bullying at all?
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