Don’t Be A Bully, Be A Friend

Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power.

Their are 5 types of bullying:

  • Verbal-verbal bullying is when someone is called names, threatened, and made to feel bad
  • Physical-is when someone hits, punches, pushes another person or when they have their personal items stolen by someone that’s hurting them
  • Social-when someone is being left out of a game or activity and feels like an outsider
  • Mental-when someone is stalking or being intimidated

Now that there is new technology, a new way of bullying was born: cyber bullying. Cyber Bullying is when you bully someone through email, in chat rooms, IM-ing, in posts, messages and images.

Many places all over the world have trouble of all kinds of bullying, In Corpus Christi, Texas, a kid named Teddy Molina, a freshman in Flour Bluff High School, was being bullied by a group of people that call themselves a “Wolf pack.”  He couldn’t take it anymore and took his life with a hunting rifle.

An anti-bullying sign.

After he took his life, the community and police started to do something about it. Bullying has never been taken seriously, and no one has done anything about it. Every time someone takes action is when it’s to late, when someone has already gotten hurt, or taken their own life. Why do we wait till the last second to do something about it?

“We need to come together and we need to stop this, and we need to do it peacefully,” his older sister had told “It got really worse this year, and that’s when my mom pulled him out of school” in March, she said, adding that Teddy had expressed a desire to commit suicide a few times over the bullying.

His family says that their son has been bullied for his mixed race, and that students have been threatening to hurt or even kill him.This kid was going through a lot, but no one cared enough to do something about it. His school says that they never recived any report about this bullying. However, the Molina family have sent in many reports.

In my opinion, they’re covering up what is happening at the school; they might have a problem with bullying but don’t want to admit to it. The community needs to do something about it, because what if something like this happens again? Another student can get hurt just because they don’t want to admit there’s a problem.

A bully is the worst thing you can be to someone-they’re hurting them without any disregard for their feelings. When someone bullies another kid, they can cause them to be depressed, to have feelings of suicide, and to think they’re not worth it to be here.

You shouldn’t bully someone just because they’re not your friend or they’re not in the circle of friends you have. Nor because they dress in a different way than you, if they aren’t “popular,” if their not “pretty,” or “hot.” Sometimes it doesn’t have to be someone saying it to your face for it to be bullying it’s anyway your making them feel bad, or uncomfortable. Don’t be a bully.

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  1. kitty 42 years ago
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