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Two years ago, for a period of approximately 6months, my granddaughter a happy, loving, kind hearted grade two student was bullied by a classmate. She was subjected to a number of significant and violent incidents and the bullying was finally resolved by the removal of the bully from her classroom. But not before she was emotionally and physically scarred by the bully.
Bullies are cowards and they get their power from hurting others.
In my granddaughter’s words “It doesn’t feel good to be bullied.” With the support and encouragement of her parents she used her experience to gain additional strength, determination and empowerment. She began attending a Ju Jitsu class to work on her physical prowess and she also created a bullying video which allowed for emotional strengthening as well.
Maila Moon’s video which she created two years ago was chosen for an award and is attached below. Creating the video and receiving support from all those who love and care for her has helped Maila Moon to recover from this bullying experience and aid in healing her emotional wounds. She has experienced firsthand the harm that comes from being bullied and does not want anyone else to suffer as she did. At the end of her video Maila Moon asks “When Will Bullying Stop?“
Do your part and intervene, don’t be a passive bystander.
Together let’s stop supporting bullying behavior!
Link for video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5xIbKWlYvU&feature=related
Note: According to a study by the University of British Columbia, based on 490 students (half female, half male) Canadian Bullying Statistics show that 64 percent of kids have been bullied at school and 12 percent are bullied regularly (once or more a week).
Pushing, shoving, punching, teasing, excluding people from a group, or encouraging others to “gang-up” on selected persons, are all forms of bullying. In the majority of cases, bullying stops within 10 seconds when peers intervene, or do not support the bullying behavior. So herein lays the solution. We must identify bullying behavior, empower our children with anti bullying techniques and encourage adults to intervene and not be passive bystanders.
We must work together to stop supporting bullying behavior!
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