Online, physically, or verbally you can be a victim of being bullied. You don’t have to keep things as they are. The question is how to handle the situation (Do you attack the bully and become the bully yourself? Or do you ignore the bully and pretend all is well?) What you do is speak up and ask for help. I would know, because not only was I a victim, I was also a person who stood by and simply watched it happen. Every day, somewhere in the world, someone is getting bullied and it’s your choice whether or not to do something about it. Most people choose to stay out of harm’s way if they’re not the one getting bullied and few people choose to stand up for themselves if they are the one bullied. I believe that helping or asking for help is the only way to solve a bullying problem. The reason why people choose not to say anything is because they’re scared of what might happen. The “consequence” of telling on someone is what most people think about first, so why put yourself in a place where you don’t need to be right? If it’s not your problem then it’s not a problem to you at all? These thoughts are the reasons why bullying is never stopped. When you’re bullied all these emotions over whelms your body. In the process of getting picked on you think to yourself what you should do and why is this happening. If you speak up and say harsh words or get even with the bully, what makes you any better? On the other hand you feel like if you walk away things will keep going as it is, so you should do something. No matter what you think is best to do at the time the only right answer is to tell them how you feel about how they treat you. Explain to the person how you feel and you do not appreciate the way they are treating you. Then go to your parents or a teacher you trust and have them help you. Bullying can have a huge impact on someone’s life and we might not even know how hard they are taking it. The name calling, paper throwing, rumor spreading, and...
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