Here at Kids Bee Happy our main priority is ensuring that everyone is having fun and smiling because there is nothing better than having a good time, right?
Unfortunately, not everyone agrees with our “happy policy” and that makes us sad, but its true! There are actually people out there that go out of their way to upset, hurt and bully other people.
Bullying is something that anyone can be capable of no matter who they are. It can be one person or a group of people. They might use things like your skin colour, religion, family or even just your hair colour just to get at you.
Coming from someone who was bullied at a young age I know first hand what it can be like having someone hurt you mentally and physically every single day. Thankfully the bullying has stopped, people tend to grow out of it I suppose, but there are things you can do to prevent it now if you can’t wait any longer.
The first thing you should do is tell someone, whether its your brother, parents, a teacher or even your neighbour. Telling someone is helpful in more than one way, they can help by acting and doing something to the punks that are picking on you or they can comfort you and make you feel better.
It is understandable that you might not want to tell someone as it can be embarrassing, I know I was too embarrassed to tell anyone. Or it may be the fact that the bully told you that if you ever told anyone they would bully you twice as hard.
If you don’t want to tell anyone there are more things you can do, for example;
- Stand up for yourself – If you can’t take it any longer and you’ve had enough then use your voice and speak up! Tell them what you think. Remember, if you are going to stand up for yourself, do it in a calm and polite way.
- Be their friend – Find something they are interested in and make it common ground for you, if they like football, talk to them about it “What team do you support, what games have you been to, who’s your favourite player?”
- Avoid them – Avoiding your bully is an effective way of ensuring that you stay safe, if you know where they go to eat lunch then maybe it’s a good idea to avoid that area to save an argument.
- Don’t let it bother you – We understand that this is easier said than done but you have to remember that words only hurt you if you let them!
If you have tried all these methods and none of them are working then it may be a good idea to go to the police, they are always here to help. Bullying is a form of harassment and should not be tolerated under any circumstances especially if the bullying becomes physically violent.
Bullying is one of the most terrible things that someone must go through and it happens everywhere so if someone tells you that they are being bullied, don’t just shrug your shoulders, help them. If you see someone getting picked on don’t just walk by, help them.
We hope after reading this article that you all have a better understanding of bullying and how it can affect people so now you can put into place your own happy policy.