(Look sad and in pain) My stomach hurts and I have headaches every day. The girls are spreading rumors and telling secrets, and it just doesn’t feel right to me. Is there something wrong with me? Or am I really what they say I am? Could I be a victim of bullying? As you may have noticed my speech is about bullying – so let’s get started. Have you ever been bullied? Has it happened to your peers or have you just seen or heard about it on TV? Many people have different opinions on what bullying is. Some say it is kicking or hitting someone, others say it’s when you say mean things or call someone names. All of these things are correct, as they are different ways you can be bullied. However, they are not the official definition of bullying. Everyone has a different opinion, but the definition I follow is: Anything that a person does on purpose to upset or hurt another person –(the victim). The victim is the person that gets bullied.
To be honest, bullying is just like a disease because you don’t make it happen and it does not just go away overnight. Bullying even makes you feel like you are sick or something is wrong with you! This , however, isn’t true at all. It is not your fault if you get bullied. Did you know that 900 thousand children get bullied everyday in Canada? Out of 5.2 million students! That means that 1 out of 5 students get bullied everyday! And people say that Canadians are too nice to be bullies! Many people are unaware of the bullying that happens around them. That just shows how bad it is. Here are some myths and facts about bullying:
Myth number 1: “Bullying is just a stage, a normal part of life.” However, fact is – bullying is not a “normal” or socially acceptable behavior. We give bullies power by our acceptance of this behavior. Myth number 2: “If I tell someone, it will just make it worse.” Fact is: Research shows that bullying will stop when adults in authority and peers get involved. Myth number 3:”Just stand up for yourself and hit...
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