By Jerrita Dee
Everyday we as people wake up and go about our day, but in some cases, others wake up in fear or don’t even wake up at all. Bullying is a great factor of many deaths, and we need to recognize the signs.
Bullying can be physical, mental, and emotional. No one truly knows how bullying can really affect a person’s life or actions. Bullying typically starts off in the early stages of childhood. One in three schoolchildren experience some level of bullying between grades six and 10. In some cases, it starts in earlier grades like first and second.
Eighty-three percent of girls experience some form of harassment, while 79% of boys experience the same form of harassment. Bullying can occur anywhere! Six out 10 kids witness harassment in school at least once a day.
Outside of school, many teens deal with cyber bullies. Cyber bullies target their victims over the internet especially on social media outlets. These outlets give them the chance to stay behind the scenes and portray anyone they want to be. In fact, around 160,000 children miss large amounts of school each day because of bullies.
Suicide is the leading death after being bullied. Bullies can be stopped. Speaking up for someone can and will make a difference. Don’t be afraid to stop or just talk to a person who is a victim. Victims shouldn’t be afraid to speak out because you are never alone.
Doing these little things might just change or save a life. Stand up for bullying. No more R.I.Ps.