Do you feel like you have been bullied before or do you think you have bullied someone else? What exactly is bullying?
Bullying is defined as an individual using consistent or reoccurring behavior, like teasing, name-calling, poking, or pushing to intimidate someone. These actions intend to force the individual to do what you would want them to do.
Bullying causes people to lose, become unhappy, lose self-esteem, and in some cases begin to self-harm.
Be the change you would like to see in your school and community. Become comfortable speaking openly about your day with your parent or guardian. Stay calm and respectful during encounters with peers. Yes, it is difficult, but can be powerful, even when they are being disrespectful. This will create a healthy form of communication, build character, and resilience.
Join Pittsburg High School DECA as they Take a Stand and Lend a Hand, by trying these tips:
1. Educate yourself.
2. Choose to be nice.
3. Be a friend.
4. Stop untrue or harmful messages from spreading.
5. Make friends outside of your circle and reach out to new people at your school.
6. Respect others’ differences.