When I was in middle school I was bullied. No one should ever have to go through what I went through as a young middle school child. It can cause a lot of damage to one’s self esteem, and it can cause health problems down the road. Now that I have children of my own, I want to make sure they know that they do not have to go through what I went through growing up and being bullied. I try to make sure that my children know there are ways to deal with a bully. And I try to help my children with recognizing if you are the victim of a bully. There are several ways that a person can be bullied. I had people calling me names, trying to fight me, and trying to push me down several flights of stairs.
The first thing that I want to talk about is how kids would call me names. As I grew up I didn’t have very many kids that were my true friends. Some kids would say that they were my friends, but then they would turn around and talk about me behind my back and that is not someone that is your friend. Kids can be cruel! They will say things to you and about you that can really hurt your feelings. As we grow up people tell us that words cannot hurt you, but to tell you the truth words can cause a lot of damage to one’s self esteem and mental status. As I grew up I had a lot of mental abuse from other kids. The types of names that they would call me were very hurtful and damaging to my mental status.
I was from a lower class, lower income family so I didn’t have the best stuff. And this in my opinion can cause kids to pick on you for just that reason. As to which it would make them feel better than me and make me feel bad about myself. Which, that caused me to not feel very good about myself, giving me very low self esteem.
The next thing I want to talk about is fighting. Some kids would say that I said something, when to tell you the truth I had never said it at all. This would result in these kids wanting to fight me. I don’t believe...