Never allow yourself to be made a victim.
Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.
Have you ever been called “ugly”? Have you ever been called “fat”?
Has somebody made you feel totally insecure about your appearance?
Everyone in this room has probably been bullied at least once in their life. It’s not the best feeling is it?
It makes one feel insecure, humiliated and very uncomfortable.
It has the power to destroy lives—mentally and physically.
Studies show that one out of six students is harassed or bullied at least once a week in American schools. An alarming fact is that 40% of suicide victims had been bullied at school.
There are a lot of reasons why some people bully. They may see it as a way of being popular, or making themselves look tough and in charge.
Some people bully to get attention, or to make other people afraid of them.
Others might be jealous of the person they are bullying.
They may be bullied themselves.
Some bullies don’t understand how damaging their behavior is and how it makes the person being bullied feel.
Bullies just like the feeling of being powerful and in control.
What can you do if you see someone else being bullied?
If you see someone else being bullied, you should always try to stop it. If you do nothing, you’re saying that bullying is okay with you.
It’s always best to treat others the way you would like to be treated.
You should show the bully that you thing what they’re doing is stupid and mean.
Help the person being bullied to tell an adult they can trust.