You’ve been granted free access to this subscribers only article.
Say no to bullying!
By: Alyssa Alsobrook
Bullying. Many people have been bullied by older people, stronger people, or just people who think they are better than everyone else. But what is the definition of bullying?
Well, it is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school-aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated over time. Both kids who are bullied and who bully others may have serious, lasting problems.
There are three types of bullying. One type is verbal, which includes teasing, name-calling, inappropriate sexual comments, taunting, and threatening to cause harm. With this type of bullying, not many people can say that it has not happened to them. I know that I have been bullied in this way more than once, but this type of bullying is quite normal with children these days.
Another type is physical bullying, which includes hitting/kicking/pinching, spitting, tripping/pushing, taking or breaking someone’s things, or making mean or rude hand gestures. This bullying is when children start to feel worthless. Being pushed and kicked around makes a person feel weak, and as if someone can’t defend himself/herself, which leads to depression, and in very bad cases, suicide.
And the last type is social, which includes leaving someone out on purpose, telling others to not be someone’s friend, spreading rumors, and embarrassing someone in public. These also make a person feel very lonely and as if he/she shouldn’t be alive.
So many people have been bullied and so many stories have been told, but people just don’t stop. Now they have come up with National Bullying Day, which was held on Oct. 26.
It makes me sad when I see people bullying others, but how can one person stop it? If people unite against this, then hopefully it can stop and people will see that it is a horrible thing. People should never feel as if they should be dead! Bullying should be stopped, so let’s stop it together.
Junior Journalist Alyssa Alsobrook is a Stockdale High School junior. A member of the FFA, she plays golf and plans to study to become a physical therapist after high school. Alyssa is the daughter of Scott and Sandra Alsobrook; she has a half-sister, Brittany.
Your Opinions and Comments
Be the first to comment on this story!
You must be logged in to post a comment.
The 411: Youth Archives
FHS May students of the month (May 25, 2016)
FSE names conservation contest winners (May 25, 2016)
Guerrero named to Who’s Who (May 25, 2016)
Hernandez earns bachelor’s from SLU (May 25, 2016)
Medina graduates from Temple College (May 25, 2016)
Perez makes McMurry dean’s list (May 25, 2016)
Sara Strey Foundation names scholarship recipients (May 25, 2016)
Story Time begins June 6 (May 25, 2016)
TLU releases 2016 dean’s, president’s list (May 25, 2016)
Area students graduate from TAMU-Kingsville (May 18, 2016)
Area students named Father Moczygemba scholarship winners (May 18, 2016)
Beta Gamma Sigma inducts Lyssy (May 18, 2016)
Darr, Jarzombek initiated into Phi Kappa Phi (May 18, 2016)
East Central ACE team shares ideas with UTSA (May 18, 2016)
Falls City Library Summer Reading program (May 18, 2016)
Moore earn’s master’s from Mary Hardin-Baylor (May 18, 2016)
Nixon-Smiley students reach for the stars (May 18, 2016)
Perez is a McMurry University grad (May 18, 2016)
Stockdale Elementary School honor roll (May 18, 2016)
Tooth decay prevention kits (May 18, 2016)
4-H Rabies Clinic (May 11, 2016)
Apply to U.S. service academies (May 11, 2016)
LeAnn Yelton receives SSFCU scholarship (May 11, 2016)
LV Odyssey of the Mind teams claim state victory (May 11, 2016)
Poth Honor Rolls (May 11, 2016)
Rocketry teams are grand champions! (May 11, 2016)
SA Zoo celebrates military (May 11, 2016)
Stockdale Elementary School pre-k registration is May 19 (May 11, 2016)
Brothers face off in tie-breaker ‘bug-off’ (May 4, 2016)
Catch rising stars in action (May 4, 2016)
FHS April students of the month (May 4, 2016)
Fun, learning at AVID family night (May 4, 2016)
High School Art Show is May 14 (May 4, 2016)
Junior Historians demo ecology for Earth Day (May 4, 2016)
Register for 4-H summer camps (May 4, 2016)
Register now for May 14 Archery Day (May 4, 2016)