“The behavior of bullies must be stopped. ” …. in every sense of the world. In every aspect of this society …. in all arenas in the world!!
The behavior of bullies must be stopped. Cold.
Daily, we become more aware. The issue is deeper however. We cast young people into a web of social complexity and ignore what happens to them as they leave the innocent playfulness of childhood and go into the harsh realities of adolescence. We expect them, on their own, to cope not only with bullies, but with themselves.
When a young person dives into self destruction, so often the comment “but she (or he) was depressed, there were other problems” is used as explanation for how bullying was just a final straw. We treat that malaise of depression as if it was just a common cold going around. In my opinion, it is not… it is equally created by the same environment that creates bullying. The fact that one feeds into the other just adds to its complexity.
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