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BULLYING: AN UGLY TRUTH

It is a fact that you can never ever forget your school days. For somewhere deep within the recesses of your mind are glimpses of incidences that still make you smile. However there are many among us who prefer to obliterate our school years altogether from our consciousness because someone, at the time decided to give you a hard time. Why? Because they simply could! That’s called BULLYING.

Bullying can come in various forms.... physical, mental and verbal. This could be through direct contact or through suggestive gestures, or even through social media. The bottom line for a bully is to make life miserable for those who cannot hold their own. Children who are bullied feel ostracized, victimized, depressed and in many cases even suicidal. They grow up often suffering from drugs and alcohol. Dropping out is also quite common.

What could be the reason why kids become bullies? This is simply because they want to be popular, appear strong and in control. They target victims who are non-aggressive and submissive.

When you come across a person being bullied, you may feel safer in being a non-participant or on the contrary join in just be in control. Don’t be part of this ignominious behavior. Speak up or report immediately to a higher authority,who will put a stop to it.

 

MINNU PURI