I don’t care who you are or what you believe in religion wise. You need to watch this video. It shows from the side of the bully and the person being bullied. I feel as if this should be on everyone’s blog to show you care.
This is the most powerful video I have ever seen. It needs to be displayed at every school shown to every student they need to see this!
going to try and get this to be shown at my school
I love that in this video, there are banners and posters promoting stopping bullying, it shows what it’s actually like. Schools attempting to counter bullying by educating the students, but it doesn’t work, the only way to really stop it is to actually have and show compassion for one another, not just pretend to around your teachers.
When I was a kid, I moved around a lot. My parents got divorced when I was eight and due to that I went to three different high schools. When I was eleven in middle school I lived with my father, who was no prepared to take care of me, or my little sister who, at the time, was seven. I woke her up, fed her breakfast, sent her off to school, got her off of the bus, did her homework with her, bathed her, fed her, and put her to bed. However, as a young woman who lacked parenting myself at a vital age, it was hard for me to live up to the standards of society, let alone school society. My clothes were too big for me, I didn’t shower regularly, my hair was always a mess, and because of this, I was a target.
In the middle of my freshman year of high school I had to move, and I made my first school friend there. Still, rumors and harsh bullying followed me, and I took it because I didn’t know what else to do at the time. By my third high school in my junior year, I had learned that I was too angry to care what people thought of me anymore. I became outspoken and fought back, and it never made it better, but it deterred people who were afraid of confrontation from the people that they bullied. Despite how strong I tried to be, it was a very, very lonely place.
One day in english class I remember seeing a group of kids picking on a boy. I had had confrontations with the same boy and, I’ll be honest, I didn’t like him very much. He as pretentious and pretty pompous, but he was always a victim of harsh bullying. For the first time I spoke up and I said aloud, “How about you leave him alone, you don’t even know who he is.” It silenced some of them but the more determined aggressors started asking me things like “why do you care” and “who asked you”. It was scary, and intimidating. I didn’t know these people, I was in a new school and the idea of being targeted, again, was terrifying to me. But still I said “Because I’m not an asshole and I don’t get off on making other people upset. Just leave him alone.” The last of them settled down and I got quiet, fully convinced that I had turned their attention on myself and I was, believe me, scared shitless at that idea.
They never confronted me. Two years ago (three years after the incident) I ran into the same boy at the local community college. He approached me and called me by my name, and when I asked him how he was he told me that the group of kids that were terrorizing him never did it again. He was still bullied here and there but not by them, and his grade in the class skyrocketed from an F to a low A. He thanked me and I really didn’t know what to say.
Sometimes it really does take something as simple as basic respect for your fellow human beings to make someones day, or life, a better place. I try to remember that now, all the time.
"Boys will be boys" "Girls will be girls" and "Kids will be kids" is not an excuse. It’s not relevant. Because it doesn’t mean "Boys will be bullies" "Girls will be bullies" and "Kids will be bullies." That’s not what makes you a person. If you’re in the position to help somebody, do it. And if you aren’t, then find someone who can. You could really change a person that way.
My pajama bottoms are covered in dinosaurs and if you don’t think that’s the raddest thing then u can get out of my face
Thats not dinosaurs. Its a muppet character.
YES WELL DONE GREAT OBSERVATION AS YOU CAN SEE I’M NOT THE ONE WHO CREATED THE POST I WAS SHOWING OFF MY BETTER PAJAMA BOTTOMS YOU UNOBSERVANT SLUG BOOB
Ke$ha is a perfect example of how the media loves to make intelligent girls seem dumb and bitchy even though they are actually smart and caring. Ke$ha isn’t far from being a feminist icon but the media continues to label her as a dumb drunk party girl.
and Ke$ha is all for loving yourself and equality but she continues to receive harassment from mainstream media. Enough harassment to the point that she developed an eating disorder because of it. She is an example of how horrible and sexist the music industry is.
2,121,566 people are not Hans and counting!
We’ll find you Hans.
This post is scandalous.
reblogging because hans cant.
If you scroll past this I am going to assume your name is Hans.
I couldn’t not reblog…
Oh hans, if only you could reblog this.