20 Mar Your SELF and bullying
Yes! Your sense of self is KEY to preventing and dealing with bullies! How is YOUR sense of self?
The entire Your Self Series website and set of books are devoted to helping people increase their sense of self. So, read on! Get to know who you are and what you stand for. Find your inner voice and shout it to the world. Stand up to the people who bullY in a way that empowers you, not them.
Exactly Steve. People who bully have always existed, but these days – perhaps with media influence and the increased pressures kids seem to face – the violence and consequences of bullying behavior have become more disturbing. In fact:
But, helpful efforts are everywhere. Prevention programs are working.
In fact, since bullying has been talked about so much and so many prevention efforts have been put in place, rates of bullying among 12-18 year olds have gone down:
In 2007, 31.7% of 12-18 year olds reported being bullied.
In 2015, that rate dropped to 20.8%.
So great job to everyone out there who has been a champion against bullying!
As Albert Einstein said,
Albert Einstein sure was ahead of his time. Now that people are doing something about bullying, not only are those rates coming down but the number of students reporting bullying incidents to teachers has gone up over the years, which is likely what has also helped all of these stats. Others can’t help unless someone reports abuse! And it takes a strong sense of self to stand up to bullying, to report the abuse and to do something about it. So keep building that sense of self.
Read on to get the full story on bullying and how you can do something about it.
What do you think is the link between people who bully and self-esteem?