I was bullied a few times in school...I will remember how it felt for the rest of my life. The scars last forever. I was bullied due to my size (4'9"). I was called names and made fun of--called a midget, had people sing that stupid "Short People Ain't Got No Reason to Live" song to me. It was painful and humiliating. I think it shaped me and turned me into who I am today but it hurt.
I want to do something about it locally but I don't know what to do. We get invitations to judge competitions, read books, etc--at schools. I want to do something more than that...something that will be more than just reading a book (which is important). It's time for this to stop. If we don't kick this into high gear, those bullies grow up to torment people in the workplace. It's a horrific cycle and it has to stop somewhere. Where do I start? I'm just one person but maybe that's a good start? email me if you have ideas-I'd love to hear them... firstname.lastname@example.org
What Is The Definition of Bullying?
A lot of young people have a good idea of what bullying is because they see it every day! Bullying happens when someone hurts or scares another person on purpose and the person being bullied has a hard time defending himself or herself. Usually, bullying happens over and over.
- Punching, shoving, and other acts that hurt people physically
- Spreading bad rumors about people
- Keeping certain people out of a "group"
- Teasing people in a mean way
- Getting certain people to "gang up" on others