Make A Difference: Say No

Today’s blog has nothing to do with books or writing. I wanted to talk about something that sadly has affected me at one point or another in my life.

As some of you might have heard there has been a rise of teen suicides all because of bullying.

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I know how kids who are being bullied feel. Growing up I also experience being bullied at school. Kids were cruel if you didn’t dress a certain way or hang with the so called cool crowd. Basically in their eyes if you were different and didn’t fit in you were considered a looser and a target to be made fun of. For me personally things got pretty bad when I was physically attacked and beaten up by my bully. It wasn’t easy to get help from the school system to put a stop to this. Everyone was reluctant because they’d make excuses. Plus all the other kids turned against me just when I tried to get help because my life was in danger. How sad is that?

It sucks that the victim of bullying is treated worse than the bully. The victim has less rights. What kind of a world are we living in?

The worst part of all is if you said anything to anyone about getting bullied that made you a even bigger target and resulted in getting teased more and everything else.

From the looks of things not much has changed. School’s are not doing enough to stop this from happening. They would rather sweep it under the so called rug and ignore the fact that every single day a child out there is getting teased, beat up and bullied just because they are themselves. Being different and unique does not give someone the right to be prosecuted and bullied.

This is unacceptable.

I don’t care if you are gay, straight, transgender, male, female, white, black, Asian or other. Nobody deserves to experience being bullied.

Kids should not be bullied and same goes for adults. No person should ever have to experience being bullied or violence.

It breaks my heart that so many teens have come to the conclusion that taking their own life is the only way out so that the bullying stops.

Never….

The answer is to try to stop the bullies. Parents, teachers and schools should lead and set an example that this is not right. There should be more strict rules against violence and bullying.

We live in a world where bullying no longer is contained in the form of name calling at a school, or spreading rumors between friends. We live in a digital world and now the Internet, cell phones, web sites, text messages and more are all at an arms reach. Bullying has crossed over to all these mediums and it is even harder to put a stop to it.

I truly hope  more laws are passed to prevent teens from taking their own life because they are victims.

Stand up and put a stop to bullying. Stop it from happening so more kids don’t end up killing themselves because of it.

I think the song Beautiful says it best, “You are beautiful in every single way, words can’t bring you down.”

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Comments (56)

Savannah ChaseOctober 5th, 2010 at 7:41 pm

Kissa thank you for posting the link.

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Savannah ChaseOctober 5th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

Dana/Inara I’m sorry you had to experience this. You are right, it is frightening and it is not acceptable anywhere.

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Savannah ChaseOctober 5th, 2010 at 7:45 pm

Bo, I thank you again. I hope that your dream omes true one day because you are right fear has a strong hold and so does ignorence. You are welcome..I wanted to speak out because hearing about all those gay kids who took their own life broke me inside. I myself might not be gay but know many and have friends who are and so this is still close to my heart. You can always count on me for support. You are truly an amazing person.

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Savannah ChaseOctober 5th, 2010 at 7:48 pm

Aarti, welcome and thank you for taking the time to drop a comment and your opinion on the whole matter. I think you bring up a interesting and fantastic point, there should be a support group for children who have or are experiencing this in school..Having support and someone to turn to is much better than being alone and affraid.

I truly hope that one day people will open their eyes and take a stand against bullying.

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DeniseOctober 8th, 2010 at 2:21 am

Tonight I was talking to my sister and she found this wonderful quote that matches your blog here. Just wanted to share this with everyone:

Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself.

I love this quote!

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Savannah ChaseOctober 8th, 2010 at 3:21 pm

Denise thank you for posting this quote, it is a really great one.

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