Sometimes your mind just draws a blank and you have absolutely no clue what to write about. It’s times like these Google becomes your best friend (secret: I love Google images). As I was searching different images on Google I was also thinking about my past experiences in the last few days. The musical that I am in, Hairspray, has taken up most of my life, and I just finished wrapping up the television series Gossip Girl. Then I came across this picture:
Together, all these things got me thinking about cyber bullying–naturally.
Hairspray is a very controversial musical and has many mean characters. Gossip Girl is–more or less–about a website that posts different people’s secret lives, sometimes permanently ruining other’s lives.
But let’s not pretend cyber bullying is the only issue.
All kind of bullying are absolutely terrible. When I moved school districts in the fourth grade, I went through a tumultuous period of time where people made fun of me for my clothing, weight, and personality.
This YouthWorks blog gives us an opportunity to express our interests and concerns in youth health–physical and otherwise. While we may, more often than not, take it lightly, I wanted to take a more serious turn this time around, and remind people the importance of being kind to one another.
In no uncertain terms: Bullying, whether in person or online, hurts people permanently.
No matter how confident a person seems in the future, the victim will always be haunted by the harsh words of his or her past. So as a reminder to everyone; listen. Help when someone is being bullied, and never resort to being the cause of another person’s pain.