Bullying – it is not a joke!

Bullying can come in many forms such as emotional ,physical and cyber bullying. The definition of bullying is to : ‘use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force them to do something.’

Bullying happens in every school and i think it is absolutely disgusting! I have experienced bullying and i can say that it has definitely affected my life, it made my self esteem so low, i had no confidence at all and made me have very destructive behaviours. I was depressed and anxious all of the time and it contributed to my eating disorder, although its not the full cause. I will never ever forget the words that people have said to me. People have told me to kill myself and i seriously don’t understand why you would say that, it is so low.

A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying! This is absolutely shocking! Nobody deserves to be bullied, no matter what they’ve done – and most of the time they have done absolutely nothing wrong! Bullies often use the excuse that it is ‘just a joke’ but do you really think tormenting someone is a joke? It can lead to mental illness, do you realise how serious that is? What will it take to stop bullying? someone that you have bullied attempting suicide?! That is absolutely sick.

Bullies often have their own insecurities but this is no excuse, just because you feel bad about yourself you shouldn’t try to make others feel as bad as you do. It is NEVER ok to bully someone. Please make sure that you tell someone if you are getting bullied because it needs to be stopped before it gets out of hand.

Ela x

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