The word "bully" can mean a lot of things, just because you might not hit people or be violent
doesnt mean you are not a bully. Bullying comes in all kinds of forms and is a serious worldwide
problem, affecting all kinds of people of different ages. What might be a bit of fun or a joke to
you, can quite easily be bullying to someone else. Think before you speak, and imagine yourself as
the person you might be "joking around with" and imagine how you would feel. If someone says a
nasty comment, and you join in, egg the bully on, or even laugh at the comment or reaction. YOU
are no better, and become a bully yourself. People all over the world get bullied and i want to
aim this at the victims from the UK.
After a little research on the matter, I found this: In the UK, the office of national statistics
had recorded 176 cases of suicides of children between the age of 10-14 from the years 2000-2008
in England, Scotland and Wales.
You may be reading this, and thinking "176 cases in 8 years isnt that much". If you consider
that this is purely children between 10-14, and these are only the recorded and known cases.
And the FACT that NOBODY should be lead to think the only resort or way out, from bullying is
suicide then you will feel how I do about it. Sick to the stomach.
Imagine how many suicide cases there really is as a result of bullying and consider that
not every victim of bullying takes there own life. We have a huge problem, and the world will
never truly be cleansed from this evil. WE as humans need to make it a priority to minimise
the victimisation. You can help us, even in the smallest of ways.
IF you know somebody who is being bullied, regardless of them being a close friend or just
someone you know, the fact remains that it is wrong. Stand up for that person, wether you inform
somebody of its happening, or even lend support to the victim. Everything we do as people has an
effect and can save lives. How would you feel if you saw a young child, being made fun of to the point
of tears, day in day out. And you do/did nothing. What if that child took there own life, in attempts
to escape the pain, could you live with yourself?
All that WE ask is that you do your part.
Help the world to be a better place, save lives and pass this message on to everyone.
Thankyou for taking the time to read this, i hope it changes how some of you percieve life.