I've always been thinking about this for a long time and finally decided to write something about it. I believe most people know about bullying, it’s something that can cause a long lasting pain to people. A lot of victims committed suicide because of this mistreatment and create more pain for those victims’ family and close friends. This loss can also make the bully and the bystanders feel guilty for the rest of their lives. Some bullies may not feel guilty if they think the death of their victim is the best solution. The victims who were strong enough to live on will mainly experience long term depression and stress.
Why I all of a sudden thought of talking about this, you may ask. It’s because my sister recently told me she was bullied in preschool. She didn’t tell me until now was because she was afraid, didn’t want me to worry and didn’t know how to deal with it. The bully was using physical abuse against my sister and her friend by pulling their hair in class. My sister said the teacher saw what happened and didn’t do much to stop the bully from repeating the mistreatment.
The reason why bullies are the way they are, is probably because they were raised in a violent environment or was in contact with violent medias. Kids tend to re-enact what their parents do or what the people they see do. So, I recommend parents to keep their child as pure as possible. The child’s future is in the hands of their parents.
I understand greatly how it feels to be bullied because I was also once a victim of bullying, but it didn’t get me as bad as my sister. People just called me names and stayed away from me, I guess it didn’t really help much the fact that I was a transfer student. So, during my elementary school years, I thought no one liked me and lost all confidence in myself. I kept thinking that I am a nothing until I went to high school, where I met a new friend who was just like me. I finally understood that I was not the only one because we had a bullying course which I thought why it was not taught in elementary school. Bullies are made at a young age and will be difficult to change as they get older.
Major changes must be made! I want to help past victims and current victims and free them from their suffering. I also want to help bullies and bring them back to the right track. It will be very difficult because I’m a very shy person and am still recovering from my past experience. It will be great if people can help me speak up.