20 Mar Your SELF and bullying
“Maintaining a strong sense of self and good overall self-esteem is another way to ensure you won’t be a victim of bullying attacks since bullies generally only prey on those they feel are weaker than them.”
Yes! Your sense of self is KEY to preventing and dealing with bullies! How is YOUR sense of self?
Um, I don’t think my sense of self is so great. So, what do I do now?
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.
Inner voice? Like a crazy person?
No, Taylor. First, of all, please don’t use that term, it’s insulting to people who struggle with mental illness. Second, Chris and Paula are just giving an example. When you feel confident about something you can shout it to the world, really speak up for yourself.
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:
DID YOU KNOW? Revenge for bullying is one of the strongest motivations for school shootings.
[Sources, respectively: https://www.livescience.com/25666-mass-shooting-psychology.html;]
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,
“The world is a dangerous place. Not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don’t do anything about it.”
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?
What's being said
WLKHS1308Posted at 13:04h, 11 October
The link between people who bully and self- esteem is that people who bully bring down others self esteem by bullying them. And in my opinion I believe that people who bully already have low self esteem so they make fun of others so that they can be okay with themselves and feel better about themselves.
SLPosted at 22:56h, 27 February
I think it makes a difference
WLKHS 1409Posted at 14:49h, 11 December
i think people who have little self esteem have a higher chance to bully someone