Don’t Be A Fool Being A Bully Isn’t Cool

Today I read a very disturbing post an eleven year old girl committed suicide. The little girl was a victim of bullying. Even more heartbreaking about the story was who found her body it was her three year old sister. The little girl who committed suicide saw no way out except for taking her life. Bullies are a huge situation that should not be ignored. Children aren’t the only bullies adults can be too which is actually sadder. There are different types of bullying it’s important that we know what they are so we can spot them.

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Bullying affect people in negative ways it can push people to the point of no return. Children deserve to experience a happy life that’s bully free. I feel sorry for the bullies too hurt people hurt others. Many times bullies feel insecurities inside so they pick on other people. Bullies most times are bigger than their peers¬†physically and have trouble at home.

Society really has things stacked up against parents with the internet, promotion of violence and disrespect of others it’s a lot for parents to monitor. I’m old schooled so the main thing I would tell another parents is to keep a open line of communication with your children. Pay attention to your children so you can notice if they are withdrawn, angry or sad remember children are very scared when it comes to a bullying situation. Parents should talk with their children’s teacher if they sense a problem. Teachers must report any problems to the principal or the dean most importantly inform the parents about everything.

I also touched on adults sometimes being bullies too because it’s the truth many of them use social media to publicly humiliate others. When it comes to adult bullies others should not back what they are doing causing them to stop. Bullies feed of the power off of having an audience and fear. Let’s make this clear one is a fool if they think being a bully is cool. If you are a bully who is an adult you are a even bigger fool… so grow up.

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Let’s pray for people who are being bullied and ask God to protect them from harm. Be a bully nor quietly observing mistreatment of another person is not cool. What if it was you? What would ¬†you do? What would you want to see happen?

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Words Hurt So Be Careful

Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me. Remember growing up when our parents taught us this saying? That saying is now being drowned out and the internet doesn’t make it any easier either. What does the Bible say about gossip because that’s what I live by.

Ephesians 4:29

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.

Proverbs 34:13

Keep the tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.

There are several scriptures on gossip and lies so what does that say? It’s a major problem. I’ve never been one to indulge in gossip because most times they are lies. What’s the person or people’s motive for telling them? Many times there are always reasons behind all of it. I remember two cool things from seventh grade one me scoring 104 on a big science test and a valuable lesson in Mr. Braswell’s class. One day when I was in class Mr. Braswell said that he was going to teach us a lesson on gossip. He told one person a story in the hallway and one after another he had different students tell the story by the time the last student told the whole class the story it was nothing at all like what Mr. Braswell said.

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So if you don’t want to go by the Bible here is another saying when you talk behind a fool without any real proof you sound like one. It’s important to care about what you repeat besides would you like if it were you being victimized by gossip and lies?

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