We’re all different in many ways, but we add our own kind of flavor to make us unique and special. As human beings we share similar traits, such as expressing emotions, how we love, things we care about; but a person that bullies other people disregards the things we share in common and hones in on the differences. “Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words..” well, words, they can hurt. The effects of bullying can hurt on so many levels—-break you down emotionally; pierce mentally; penetrate verbally and damage physically.
October has been set as National Bullying Prevention Awareness month to shine a brighter light on the problem, as well as providing information and tools on how to handle and prevent bullying. There are many organizations, places of worship and community groups where you can find help on bullying. One organization in particular, The National Child Traumatic Child Network, has many resources to search from, you can click on their link for more information.
It could happen to you, to your friend or you could be the one causing all the problem. Bullying is unacceptable behavior and it can be prevented.
Casually speaking and all the best,