(FYI: I'm not posting about things I'm thankful for every day in November.
I'm doing a 30-day blog challenge of my own called "Inspired by Moments."
Early this morning I logged onto my Facebook and saw that my old best friend from high school (who is now an elementary school teacher) invited me to a group called "End Cyberbullying." I believe she is doing this as a project for school to engage students and adults into discussing this topic, which is too often goes unnoticed.
I watched this video posted on her wall and it gave me chills...
I feel for this girl. Kids are so cruel. They are too young to realize that their words can truly damage someone. Too often it leads to suicide and shootings, but more often kids will carry those words with them for the rest of their life, causing a ripple effect to every person they come in contact with.
Which is worse? Something so terrible it makes headlines on the news, or the scars we all quietly hide but remind ourselves of every day? When do we take control and stop the ripple?
I don't know how I survived school with how much gossip and verbal attacks I went through. There always seemed to be someone talking crap, rumors going around, or drama sessions online. Not to say I wasn't part of the problem, because I was.
I just think it all comes down to people's insecurities.
I was an insecure girl trying to be cool in middle school, and sadly I walked over some people to get to my rank. There were girls that hated me in high school, something sparked an insecurity in them and they lashed out at me.
It's all psychological, but sadly this social scene is what kids today probably find more important than the actual learning.
Most people might think the administration needs to intervene more, but it's all hush hush. If you tell your parents or someone of authority then you're obviously a loser.
I don't know what will solve the problem. I think creating awareness groups like my friend did is a step in the right direction, but I still don't think that will effect our human nature.
All I know is the day I send my child to school is the day I have a nervous breakdown.
What are some of your thoughts on bullying?