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Bullying

Posted Apr 11 2012 7:00am

Hi everyone! I can’t believe we’re already at the middle of another week :) .

I absolutely loved reading your comments on my last post about things that you love!

Last week in one of my classes, a group did a presentation about one of the ways that occupational therapists can work on prevention (most of the time we are working on helping someone after a problem has already happened). This particular group talked about the role of an OT when it comes to bullying. They showed us this movie trailer and after watching it I really want to see it.

Bully, is a documentary that is being released nationwide this Friday. Whenever I read or hear the statistics about bullying I am extremely disheartened and it makes me really sad. According to The Bully Project website , over 13 million kids will be bullied this year. And that number is just for kids in America. I dunno about you, but that’s an astounding number and it’s incredibly sad to think of all those kids being harmed in some way.

I was never actually bullied in school, but I was definitely someone that was made fun of on occasion and I wasn’t considered a “popular kid” and therefore wasn’t accepted by some people. Middle school was a really hard time for me and I can only imagine how much worse a person must feel when they are constantly being bullied…and being bullied to an extreme.

I’ve seen and heard about kids being bullied and it angers me. I’ve also heard about it going “unnoticed” or not addressed by the people that can stop it and this also angers me. Kids are becoming depressed and actually committing suicide after being bullied to an extent that they can no longer handle. I know there are many people who do actually try to stop and prevent bullying, but I think it’s something that everyone can and should work on stopping. I’m not saying we all need to go rally and protest about it, but there are little things that I’m sure all of us can do to help in anyway that we can!

I really want to see this documentary. I know that it will most likely make me incredibly sad and angry. But I want to support this cause and see what bullying amongst kids today actually looks like and is doing to those who are impacted by it.

Anyway, sorry for ranting a bit haha. I was just really shocked by the level of emotion that this movie trailer caused me to have, and I think that sharing the message this movie is trying to make is really important!

I hope you all have a great Wednesday :) .

Question:

What are your thoughts about bullying and how bad it has gotten?

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