Stacey Covington-Lee

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Why Tear Me Down?

Posted on February 14, 2011 at 6:00 AM

Greetings;

 

This month our nation set aside a day as "Anti Bullying Day." Now we all know that bullying is something that is as old as time. Kids have always taunted one another. Whether they were playing the dozens or engaged in an old fashion fist fight, someone, somewhere was being bullied.

 

Sadly, bullying has taken a more dangerous turn. Gone are the days of fist fights. Gone are the days where kids joke on one another and everyone walks away trying to think of the best funny insult for the next day. Fist fights have turned into gun fights and a sharp tongued joke will now get you beat down by not one, but a gang of youths. 

 

Times have gotten so bad that all a child has to do is walk passed a bored group of teens to be attacked. Children are being beaten, humiliated and even losing their lives all for the sake of entertainment or for some misguided kid to show others just how bad they are.

 

So tell me my friends, what do you believe this change in child/teen behavior can be contributed to? Are children no longer being taught the value of life? Is the lack of a strong father figure in the household the blame for it all? Or has respect for one another completely become a thing of the past? More importantly, how can we get this generation to stop bullying and taunting one another to the degree that they are now?

 

Peace & Blessings,

Stacey Covington-Lee

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2 Comments

Reply Stacey Henry
9:33 PM on February 23, 2011 
We always say that it starts at home and usally it does, but if you really think about it, our children spend more time with their teachers and peers/classmates than they do with their parents in a given day. Therefore this "must be a joint effort". Remember the old saying, "it takes a village", well here's the village, so let's roll up our sleeves and help our kids. Promote a school wide anti-bully environment. Implement an anti bullying campaign that involves the entire school community: parents, students, teachers, and administrators. If the entire school level is not achieved let the classroom adopt individual policies against bullying. Discuss with your students what bullying is, identify bullying behaviors, share personal stories and facts of bullying
Reply Shwanna Heard
9:52 AM on February 14, 2011 
Bullying is real these days, there are children that still try and bully other children and if the other child "LET" them they will do it, I just hope and I pray that children who bully get some help that they need, becuase somethign is wrong in some area of their life and the children who are getting bullied, they get the strength and courage to stand up to that person without fear. Older people are doing it also, let's just pray that it can cease, through prayer all things are possible!!!