April 2, 2017

The Ending Of Bullying

Hi there,

Today, I want to talk about a very serious topic, called bullying. Unfortunately, I'm sure you've heard this many times. You may have heard this term from school or even online here in the Wizard101/Pirate101 community. This post is meant to be informative so everyone in our gaming community can understand how bullying affects not only the a person who is bullied but also the person who bullies someone. Let's first go over a few terms before I talk more about how we can stop bullying.

What Is Bullying?


Bullying: occurs when you someone tries to embarrass, control or psychically hurt someone. Name calling, making threats, spreading rumors, or excluding someone from a group on purpose are all forms of bullying. These forms can be placed into three types of bullying:

Social Bullying: 
involves hurting someone's reputation or relationships.
Examples: Spreading rumors about people, excluding them from a group, telling people not to be friends with that person, and embarrassing someone in public.


Physical Bullying: 
involves hurting somebody's body or possessions.
Examples:  Hitting, Kicking, Punching, Tripping, Spitting, Taking or breaking somebody's things, making mean or rude hand gestures.


Verbal Bullying:
saying or writing mean things.
Examples: Teasing, Name-calling, Taunting, Threatening to Cause Harm, Inappropriate Sexual comments.


Cyberbullying: a form of bullying that occurs when someone uses technology (Computers, Cell Phones, Tablets, etc) to bully and harass somebody. Even though it's not in person, Cyber Bullying has the same effects as Bullying. Cyberbullying includes two types of bullying, Social and Verbal bullying.

Trolling: a form of bullying involves provoking people to get an emotional response. This is similar to Cyberbullying because people also use technology to troll. Cyberbullying falls into the Social and Verbal bullying category.

Mobbing: is another form of bullying which a group people who bully an individual. An example of mobbing is getting people together to bully one person by saying mean things to and about a person, spreading rumors, and more. This is another serious type of bullying, but it can take place online and offline. This type of bullying can be placed into all three types of bullying, Social, Physical, and Verbal Bullying.




The Effects of Bullying

Bullying can have such a wide-range of negative effects for both the person who was bullied and the person who bullied someone. Each is negative and there is only one way to prevent these negative effects. I decided to list all of the ways bullying can effect a human being.. I am being honest with everyone here so you know how serious this actually is.


Someone Who Bullied Someone
Let me start with saying you matter! If you've bullied someone or have bullied someone, please stop now. Your life also matters! You're only human and we all do make mistakes. It's okay to admit to your mistakes and try to do better. If you are suffering from addictions or have abused. Please know that it's okay that it's okay that you ask for help. We will stand by you to not bully anyone and try your best to be kind to others. When you notice it, we have to stand together to put the end of all bullying. There are people here for you, but it's good to know that bullying of any form is not okay. If you've bullied someone, that does not make you a bad person. You're only human and we all make mistakes. If you notice that mistake, that's good because you can also stand up against bullying with many others that do. You'll be able to show the world that you're also against it, and plan to help others realize that bullying someone is not okay.

If you see somebody bullying someone, that doesn't make them a bad person, it only makes them a human that makes mistakes, just like the rest of us. They belong and deserve the same amount of respect, compassion, and love as anybody else. But it's good to make them aware of what bullying is - so we can put bullying to an end together.


Someone Who's Bullied
- Depression, Anxiety, Sadness/Loneliness, Changes in Sleep and Eating Patterns, Loss of Interest in Activities that they enjoy, Health Complaints, Decrease in Grades.

And Potentially Suicide.

There have been many suicide victims out there from bullying, online and offline. I want everyone to know that YOU Matter! We care about you and if you're feeling this way, know that you are not alone. There are people who care about you. Don't be afraid to ask for help. Help is always out there. You're not crazy for wanting help - you're only human! That's normal to feel the way you do. But always know that someone will stand up for you, even if all hope seems lost.

National Suicide Prevention Hotline #: 
1-800-273-8255



Standing Up To Bullying

Discussion is needed to show that bullying is not tolerated. We want to be friends with everyone, not exclude anyone because we don't like them or even if they were bullying someone. I decided to come up with a few steps of my own to share with you all and many videos and important links I'd love for everyone to visit. Please watch the videos and read this articles. Everything above that I posted is actually factual information from the StopBullying.Gov website. This is a serious issue and we all have to stand up against any type of bullying.


What should you do if you see someone being bullied?

School: Stand up for them and tell a teacher or any adult right away!

Online: Stand up for them! If it gets too serious, such as leaking of personal information or threats, contact the authorities. There are laws in some states against Cyberbullying. Standing up can mean a lot to both the Person bullied and the person who bullied.

If I bullied someone in the past, but I see someone being bullied, is it okay to stand up for the victim?

YES. Stand up for anyone being bullied. If you bullied someone in the past and regret it, it's never ever too late to stand up for people who are being bullied. You don't have to fight - all you have to do is say that it's wrong to bully anyone and that you'll be there for them. At the end of the day, we're all human.

Why should I stand up against bullying?

Put yourself in somebody else's shoes. Also treat others the way you want to be treated. Bullying is a serious issue. It's not easy for victims (or even people who bullied someone after they realize what they've done wrong) when they are bullied. You should stand up against bullying not only because it's the right thing to do, but because you would want someone to stand up for you if you were bullied. Everybody has the same chance of being bullied by somebody. You might not believe it now, but you also have a chance. And it's not right at all. Bullying needs to end. And we must stand together, against all forms of bullying.



Important Links


StopBullying.Gov

http://www.thebullyproject.com/

http://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

http://www.anti-bullyingalliance.org.uk/

http://www.pacerkidsagainstbullying.org/kab/



There are many great websites out there that help try to make everyone aware of what bullying is. This post is meant to make everyone aware of what bullying is and what we can do, together, to put an end to all bullying, whether it's in the Wizard101 and Pirate101 community or even in real life. If people are made aware of what bullying is, they'll see that they won't like it if they were the ones being bullied by others. Bullying someone puts a person in the same boat because it doesn't make anyone feel good. We're all equal. We have to stand up against bullying of all kinds. Stand with everyone, now, to show everyone that you will stand with anyone being bullied online or offline. We should all stand together, people bullying others and those being bullied, to make everyone aware of how it affects everyone's life in a negative way. I hope this post helped a little bit. Please reread it when you get a chance. I still didn't post everything, but I invite you to visit the few of many websites above to read more. 















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