What is bullying really? I am not talking about the dictionary or encyclopedia definition. I am talking about what bullying is and what it does to the people who are being bullied.
How can bullying come in to play?
- Bullying can involve physical abuse.
- Bullying can involve emotional abuse in many forms.
- Bullying can involve gossip.
- Bullying can involve destroying a person’s dignity via the internet.
- Bullying can involve a total lack of attention to the fact that a person exists.
When there are no specific breeches of appropriate behavior, authorities do not take action because they don’t acknowledge any wrong doing. If authorities are to have success with eradicating bullying, they must acknowledge what they can see and what they can’t see.
When people are ignored, they feel unacknowledged and unimportant. When people are ignored or rejected, they try to cope in whatever way they know can. When people are ignored or rejected, they can become depressed because they feel alone an unloved. When people are ignored or rejected, they can think that suicide or murder will offer an escape from the pain that is being inflicted upon them.
When people believe that their very being is inconsequential and invisible, the pain is excruciating. When pain is that excruciating, people try to escape any way they can.
Please, don’t ignore what is not obvious!