The issues caused by bullying have always been a threat to the well-being of teenagers and children on both sides. Bullying impacts both the victim and the bully for years to come. In the infographic below, we’ve concluded that the events leading up to a teen becoming a bully is just as important to understand as the issues caused afterwards.
A student-made video that shows the powerful role bystanders can play in bullying situations. (Classroom activity idea: pause the video at 1:59 and ask students what they would do to become helpful bystanders in the scenarios depicted)
Survivors of trauma are especially vulnerable and this vulnerability attracts bullies, Queen Bees, sociopaths, etc. The stress it can cause is tremendous. As a survivor of PTSD, I have tried to fight back against bullies but found it doesn't work--avoiding them and legal action if necessary is the only thing that takes care of the problem. Adult bullies, btw, are even worse than teen bullies.And teen bullies grow into adult bullies. (Tara Paul Photography)
This needs to stop. I never knew that the root of my self hatred wasn't my fault. It's the media telling me what I should be, and more importantly, what I'm not. This board helped me start to overcome my personal demons. Make sure that you spread the word to women, especially teens. It's not our fault, and we should change it.