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Tuesday, 19 August 2014

reflective essay

A Girl’s Reflection on Bullying

Bullying is a serious problem. Whether it’s verbal, cyber or physical, bullying can change a person’s life in many ways. Some people may take a constructive route and speak up about their struggles from being bullied. They may seek professional help to cope and deal with recovery. Others, who choose to do nothing, don’t reach out for help. They may become depressed and think suicidal thoughts. These victims of bully’s decide they can’t handle life itself anymore so they commit suicide. Additional people may develop eating disorders, if they were bullied because of their weight. The victims of bullies may secretly cut or harm themselves. Why do people, teens especially, think they need to end their life to stop all of the hurt?

I personally don’t understand these intimidators. Why would a human being want to humiliate another person to the point of no return? They make others feel so bad about themselves that they take dramatic measures to try to change the way they are. Are they secretly self-conscious about themselves? Do they feel bad about the way they look, so they take it out on others? These scenarios resemble selfish motives for making someone else feel bad. No matter what the reason, these tormenters shall be punished.

I believe more anti-bullying laws should be passed to stop and punish these bullies. More frequently than not, I see and hear stories of teens being bullied to the point where they commit suicide. Just think for a moment, about how many times you’ve heard on the news, or read in the paper about another fatal victim of bullying. By setting up more laws, we can stop the bully from taking action. We can’t undo the past, but we can prevent future attacks.

As a country, we should come together to help these victims. If you see someone being bullied speak up. By not saying anything, may cause one of your peers their life. Teens don’t realize by not saying something, can be as harmful or detrimental as the actual bullying. I believe if we all work together, we can overcome bullies and stop their harmful ways. By talking about bullying, will mean everyone will know about it, so the bullies can’t hide anymore. Spread the word about bullying, so it will stop.

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