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When we think of bullies, we immediately connect it to children. However, is it not also a problem that exists amongst adults? Bullying is repeatedly subjecting cruel, insulting, or threatening actions toward another person. Physical, verbal, and cyberbullying are some types of bullying a child and adult may experience.
The words I would often hear growing up as a child and adult were to treat others as you want to be treated. No one is perfect. Indeed, we have the right to be angry and upset. But, we also have the responsibility to resolve it in an orderly manner and not take it out on others simply because we are having a bad day. Sometimes hurt people hurt people, and both might need assistance with some unpleasant situations.
Adults can experience bullying in the workplace or any public setting. While we address and teach children that bullying is never acceptable on any occasion, adults must also adhere to this.
We often hear through the media that someone being bullied also tried to harm themselves. Many individuals being bullied believe they are alone, but you are not! Talk to someone you trust that can help you resolve the problem.
As bystanders, we must assist the bullied person and help them escape an unhealthy situation. Furthermore, assist them in consulting with a teacher, another trusted adult, or supervisor. Be an upstander and not a bystander.
As an educator of 30 years, I have encountered students who shared experiences of being bullied. Because of that, I was inspired to write about how bullying can be addressed in a school setting. The best place to start is by instilling greatness in children.
Terri Whitmire of Writer's Tablet understood my vision and assisted with bringing my thoughts to reality on paper while addressing bullying. It was one of the best decisions I ever made. Writer's Tablet exhibits professionalism and, most of all, the love of helping authors to achieve their goals and share their thoughts with the world.
The journey of contributing to bringing awareness to bullying was a beautiful and everlasting experience that I will cherish forever. Writer's Tablet contributed to making that dream a reality, and I am forever grateful. I thank God for Writer's Tablet's patience and knowledge. I am truly honored to have worked with Writer's Tablet to publish my first book, "No, It's Not You! You Are Great!"