Hi my tweens!
This collection is a simple way to get you ready for the school year! From cheap-DIY’s to a school reading list, I swear that at the end YOU will be ready to ace the school year. I decided to do this collection because…once the 2017 school year is done, I get to go to..MIDDLE SCHOOL!! I’m getting closer to the teen age :3 This is a special series in the Back-To-School series with Evelynn, but I’ll be doing back to school with Evelynn next year (technically this is Back-To-School with Evelynn). I’ll be giving tips and tricks for school. That means I’ll be posting (almost) EVERY DAY!!!!Hope you guys like this series because I can’t WAIT!
BTW: Every post, i’ll give you funny school quotes to motivate you for school
Today, I going to be talking about something serious: BULLYING.
use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.“a local man was bullied into helping them”
synonyms: persecute, oppress, tyrannize, browbeat, harass, torment, intimidate, strong-arm,dominate; More
WHAT IS BULLYING?
“Many children 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 themselves. So, everyone needs to get involved to help stop it.
Bullying is wrong! It is behaviour that makes the person being bullied feel afraid or uncomfortable. There are many ways that young people bully each other, even if they don’t realize it at the time. Some of these include:
Punching, shoving and other acts that hurt people physically
Spreading bad rumours about people
Keeping certain people out of a group
Teasing people in a mean way
Getting certain people to “gang up” on others”
Bullying is the worst part of school. I does not make you feel good, inside and out.
Bullies tend to go for the weaker peoples – peoples that have low self esteem, that are mentally depressed, that are shy, and that are maybe bad in a class. Sometimes, the bully doesn’t know they are bullying. That was my case. But you must remember that teasing can also be bullying.
THE AMANDA TODD CASE
Amanda Todd was a young girl who took away her own life because of cyber bullying. She had posted a video on youtube, and it went viral after her death. She will forever be remembered.
All Amanda wanted was someone to listen to. If someone would just be a friend to her, she may be still alive. That should teach everyone to be a friend to everyone that needs help.
HOW TO STOP BULLYING
Let’s face it: No one will ever be able to stop bullying. No matter if you lock every single bully, a new one will appear. You can however, try to help someone else that is getting bullied.
- Stand up for people who are bullied. Bullies often want an audience and approval. Let bullies know that you do not think being mean is cool.
- Take an anti-bullying pledge. Print out our pledge to stand up against bullying. Share it with your friends, and let people know what you believe. And share our anti-bullying image on Facebook too.
- Take action. See if you can start an anti-bullying club or prevention program at your school.
- Talk to other kids. Try to learn more about where bullying happens at your school. Talk about what might help. See if you and some friends can go together to talk to an adult at school.
- Talk to your teachers or principal. Let adults at school know that you care about this topic. Ask the school to host an assembly on bullying. Ask for an anonymous survey to learn how many kids are being bullied.
- Talk to your parents or guardians. Your parents or guardians can ask your school to focus more on bullying. We have information for adults on the bullying page in our section for parents and caregivers.
- Speak (and write) up! Write a blog, school newspaper article, or tweets to tackle bullying.
- Get creative. How about starting a poster-making or rap-writing contest? Check out more cool ideas, plus tools for having a group discussion on bullying.