Let’s Talk About It: Bullying

Let’s talk about it: Bullying https://www.facebook.com/CaidynBennett/videos/110058786566847/

 

I was just strolling through Facebook when I saw this video and it got me thinking about bullying. I agree with the message if someone hits you hit them back. That was the lesson I was raised on. I agree with that reasoning because most times the bullying stops. What I have encountered is that most bullies don’t go for the strong. They don’t go for the person who has got their hands dirty a couple of times, or even looks like they can do something if a situation is presented. They go for the weak. The ones who look like they won’t hit back if a situation appears.

I have always heard in school that if someone hits you then tell the teacher. But I have witness kids tell the teacher and basically, nothing happens. A little warning here and there. Or a phone call home, that goes nowhere. But then there are situations like this that I see now. Is when a kid is bullied to the point that all they have left is to fight back. They give it their all and bad things happen. They get hit too hard and fall differently and past out. Then that leads to being bullied online because most likely someone recorded. Now it’s everywhere you go someone is making fun of you.

My opinion on it is teachers. I feel like most teachers and principals just suspend the bully. To me, that’s not erasing the problem on either side. One side you got a kid that is hurt physically and mentally because of something that occurred and probably will occur again. On the other end, you got a kid that will come back and do it again to the same kid or another.

I think at some point there should be some talking to the bully. Because their path is going to get very narrow if they keep bothering people. I know there are things like teen court or some type of real life beyond scared straight. I’m talking about a casual sit down, get into their life type of talking. People don’t just beat on or antagonize someone because they’re bored. It’s always a deeper meaning behind it. Something going on at home, or a loss of some sort. We don’t act this way just because.

Then if there’s a deeper rivalry between these two kids. Sit them down and talk it out because life is way too short for these rivalries. That’s just my opinion. Suspending is just another way of putting another kids life problems to the side. Instead of teaching them that it is wrong and making them understand that if your feeling hurt inside that it’s not good to make others feel that way. Life is not your punching bag when you feel alone.

Most Awkward 1st Day Impressions

One of them I remember like it was yesterday. I walked into class I think it was the eleventh grade and the class was packed. It had to be about 30 people in the class. And I sat all the way in the back of the class. I have always been the shy kinda kid with a little bit of clown in him if paired with the right crowd. So the thing I hate most on the first day is making a fool out of myself.

What happened next was I sat down at a small desk. When I tried to slide in the desk I put too much pressure on the table and snap the top of the desk. It came clean off. Talk about embarrassment all I saw was head turns from the teacher to the students and I was sitting there looking lost. Wasn’t that bad but I was embarrassed because it was a first impression on the school year. All my peers act like they didn’t even know me after that.

The other one was about 12th grade I know for a fact. It was my first day in drama class. We had to do introductions, that weak thing you have to do every school year. When you introduce yourself to the class. To think that should be easy for people with writing aspirations. Well the writer in me decided not to show up that day. For one I tried to write something down but I couldn’t come up with anything for some reason.

It got down to the last few people to go up and the shy me said forget it and stayed quiet hoping the teacher wouldn’t notice me. But someone decided to shout Kenneth(First Name) didn’t go. Annoying right? I believe I said, My name is Kenneth Exum and I wear a size 15 and I play football. Out of all the things I could have said that’s what came out. I could have said I like to write, or anything. Like what was this brain thinking. The only good thing was people thought it was a joke but I was dead serious. No joking. It wasn’t that bad looking back but at the moment in time, it was really awkward. Anyways I know school started back up today so I had to get this one out. But let me know your most awkward first-day impressions in the comments, will love to read them.