One of our favorite bloggers, Jamie at Musings by Moonlight, posted this very important and moving video today. Thank you, Jamie.
Bullying has somehow become a popular pastime in our schools. I remember nothing even remotely like it from my school days (which were admittedly quite a while ago). Sure, there might be one kid who was bigger than most known as the class bully in grade school. His bullying usually consisted of taking a smaller kid’s lunch money or pushing a weaker kid around on the playground. As I recall, retribution was usually swift and compelling. By high school, there was none of that.
Today, it seems we are reading of more and more children and teenagers pushed to the point of desperation by the persistent cruelty of their peers. How did this happen? When did kids become so mean? Why have they become so mean?
It has to stop. We adults (parents, teachers, school administrators, law enforcement, and communities) must stop it. We don’t allow weapons in schools. We don’t allow drugs or alcohol. We know that those things kill. Well, bullying kills too.
Talk to your kids. Talk to their teachers. Go to Parent-Teacher Organization meetings and Town Council meetings and tell them that this has to stop.