I don’t like bullies. I really don’t.
I don’t care what age they are either, if they’re a bully I just don’t like em.
Now when it comes to child bullies, you have to sit back and think what kind of parents do these kids have?
A friend of mine posted a news story from WTAE on Facebook about an elementary aged boy who is legally deaf. While on the bus a few other children began punching him and ripped his expensive hearing aids out of his ears and threw them away.
The boy who was bullied looks to be about 6. Just a little kid. Who bullies a child for being deaf? The boy attends one of the Monsessen City Schools and the Dean of Students talked about their anti-bullying program. They have teachers who ride the busses and flyers posted in classrooms. Oh and they suspended 5 students for bullying last year.
Obviously if this little boy has been bullied not just on his second day of school this year, but also last year, the program is not working. It’s time to take further steps to protect children from the nastiness of bullies. Perhaps a punishment more severe than suspension? What about expulsion? What about charging them with the police?
Does that seem harsh? Perhaps to those who’ve never been bullied or were the bullies, yes. But for the victims of these people, even that’s not enough. They take away our dignity. The damage they cause to you. For some, it’s so overwhelming they do the only thing they think will take the hurt and pain away, they kill themselves.
Putting up flyers and having adults, who apparently aren’t doing the job, is not enough to deter these kids from picking on others. A little boy having his hearing aids ripped out, stomped on and thrown away should not be tolerated. Being picked on for any reason, should not be tolerated.
These kids who pick on others are nothing more than predators. They’re starting off small, but what about when bullying isn’t enough for them? What happens when the bullying turns into a child being beaten up for wearing the wrong shirt, being the wrong skin color or having a handicap or disease.
It gets worse as they get older. They keep picking on people, putting down others so they feel better. Even now, as an adult, I encounter my fair share of bullies.
I think we, the victims of bullies of all ages, need to stand up against these awful people. We need to put our feet down and say, “NO MORE!”