HELPING CHILDREN FROM SCHOOL BULLYING
As every household has its bully—be it the overdemanding parent or the bossy child among the siblings—every school, too, has its fair share of power trippers who think they can use power to get their way towards other people.
When the law of nature places the big in size and the large in numbers as ones with power over a singled out individual, any person is rendered susceptible to bullying and, in comparison, weak against fighting back.
We have seen this logic to be true throughout man’s history, for better or worse, as much as we still see it to this day.
But where is the explicit act of bullying more apparent than one where a likely group of misfits is mixed with the seemingly docile rest that is the school ground setting?
While bullying can have a subtle appearance in the adult world, the very same act is perhaps more apparent among children who are yet to learn what the act is about and why it does harm to the victim.
Fortunately, we no longer live at a time when barbarism is the law of the land and that the idea of equality is more upheld than ever—we are more civilized nowadays than any of the previous decades and is something we owe from our kind’s rather violent history.
Yet, as bullying is an inevitable part of human nature itself, the need to repress it must be actively committed by the people who are concerned with the welfare of their community—basically, everyone is involved.
Here are a few tried-and-tested ways on how you, as an individual of the community, can give your fair share against the fight against school bullying:
- Do Not Turn a Blind Eye
School bullying, like any habit, is being promoted when ignored or tolerated. If you see somebody or a group of people trying to overpower someone and are obviously in the wrong, do not hesitate to jump into the conflict and break the bullying from within.
If you think you are putting yourself in harm’s way with the suggested, you can always tag someone along—ideally one with the right authority—that will help you with the cause.
- Spread Awareness
No one likes a bully. Nobody likes the idea of getting bullied nor having someone around that could potentially bully those you love, especially of a child. One way of quelling a bully and his demeaning acts is to identify the act for what it is and giving people the right idea about it.
- Teach Proper Defense Mechanisms
In cases when there is not always someone who could stand up against a bully for someone else, it takes the victim the person to stand for himself. But as the victim cannot fight off his bullies by using their tactics, an individual person who is subject to bullying must learn the right attitude on how he could counter off or repel his bullies.
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