No one wants to think of a child bullying a child.
As a mother, I cannot imagine how the Shimizu family is feeling as they go through this tragic experience. It breaks my heart to see how special Ronin was to his family and friends, and his life being cut so short. I cannot believe that one young student committed suicide by being bullied from other students at school in result of making fun of him being a cheerleader. It made me really disappointed and upset to see how many children bully children daily. I have been researching on how to prevent bullying at school and – especially at home. Still, children are continuing to bully others even though they are small children.
I write my blog post here about 5 things I will teach my boys about bullying:
1. You cannot always control your friends, but you can control your own attitude.
Your attitudes are key to yourself, because you can control yourself before taking actions. You have wonderful friends who are very loyal, but you cannot control them by what they are to themselves and who they are. Importantly, you can stand for your friends or whoever you love in your life and protect them before getting hurt.
2. Do not get involved in the bullying.
Bullying is created by all humans included parents, friends, and neighbors to experience pain, disgrace, and disrespect. If you involve yourself with the bullying group, they affect your reputation badly including guilt, shame, and trauma. You cannot withdraw the bullying group, because they will and can hurt you back no matter where you go or what you do. If you choose to withdraw the bullying group, please prepare to tell an adult whom you trust that you feel wrong to get involved in that group. I am sure that many adults will gladly help and resolve the situation.
3. Do not be afraid to report the serious incident.
Once you find that a child is bullying another child at school, you must take action and file a report. You will be awarded to be brave and showing your loyalty to your school. No one needs to feel afraid of being caught in the middle of the bullying incident.
4. Your willingness to protect your reputation and your spirituality.
Importantly, you get to protect your own reputation and your soul. Many bullying people are seeking to ruin a person’s good reputation and soul. That is not acceptable. Many bullying people can be easily jealous of your reputation and soul, because they cannot get what they want from you.
5. Take a stand.
You can take a stand, you are strong enough to show yourself that you can stop bullying, because you help people to stop bullying.
What would you tell your child about bullying? Has bullying hurt anyone around you at school or from home?
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