Sometimes there are subjects that are so vile and evil and terrible they just need to be addressed. Bullying among children and teens and young adults and adults has got to stop. When did civility get abolished in this society? And the perfect storm? Bullying and the social media. This is absolutely appalling and all reasonable adults need to get involved in this before more people die at their own hands because of it. The following video brings this home so clearly and poignantly.
We have to encourage our young people to speak up when these things are happening to them. Some of our grandchildren have experienced it and that makes my blood boil on so many levels I cannot go there. We have to notice them, talk to them and create a trust with them so that they can speak up.
I posted this on Facebook and one of my friends said that her son was impressed and still talking about it two days later. And then her comment, "It was perfect timing as a young girl in his school had committed suicide just last week." This is an outrageous problem exacerbated by the use of cell phones in inappropriate ways to torment other people. Please watch the following video. Try not to cry.
As parents, grandparents, teachers, youth leaders and anyone who is around kids~be aware, observe their behavior, encourage them to be open with you by listening to them with full intent and loving them. Teach them to be proactive about bringing any and all bullying to light and especially teach them not to ever be a part of it. Make sure they are taught correct principles so they can govern themselves.