Friday, June 10, 2011

Why it is important to stop bullying

Bullying happens all the time. It is not a funny matter or something that should be used as entertainment. Bullying can take many forms such as verbal bullying, social bullying, physical bullying, and cyber-bullying. Teens that are bullied tend to feel bad about their self and can become depressed or confused with their lives. They can become hostile and violent and want to seek revenge. They can also become depressed and distant and want to take their own lives. Some teens that are bullied can go to some extreme measures. Such measures may include carrying guns or knives to feel safe. Along with that, teens that are the bullies tend to drop out of school which may lead to alcohol and drug related problems in their future. Bullying is the start of several problems for the future of many teens. Teens that are bullied can have a hostile outlook on life and carry that with them the rest of their lives. They can start to take their past out on their children. That goes the same for bullies themselves. Did you ever think about what caused bullies to bully others? It could be that their parents were bullied at a young age and bullied them at home because their parents carried it on in life with them. Maybe a bully bullies others because that is the sort of atmosphere that they have grown up in and they do not know better. These are all reasons why we need to stop the endless cycle of bullying. Bullying is one of those things that we should be seeing more public service announcements for, instead of the ones for neglected animals that are still being fed in the pounds. Then again that is off topic. My point is that bullying needs to be stopped and more people need to become aware of the fact that it is happening and they need to do more to stop it.