New technologies can make our lives a lot easier, but they also have disadvantages. In the case of bullying, children are now able to harass other kids online and remain anonymous, which makes the problem that much more difficult to deal with.
The only solution is education — children have to learn how serious this behavior is and how much suffering it can cause.
Recently, a 34-year-old mother named Rachaele Hambleton posted a very special message to her 12-year-old daughter Betsy on Facebook. Years ago, Betsy was caught bullying a classmate and her mother taught her a lesson she obviously never forgot. So when Betsy’s classmates started a new form of cyberbullying, she did something that her mother found very brave. And with this post, Rachaele let her daughter and the whole world know just how proud she was…
This morning you came into the kitchen and showed me something that had left you upset and confused and I’ve not been able to stop thinking about it all day.
People you know, including your friends have begun a new online ‘game’.
It consists of sending someone the letter ‘X’. That person then sends you back a name of someone you all know…you then write the most horrific things you can think of about that person — about their weight, their appearance, their per…
Rachaele’s encouragement and Betsy’s bravery in standing up against bullying are great examples of how we can put an end to this problem once and for all. The only way to deal with bullying is to start at home by teaching our children to respect others and themselves.
Hopefully more kids will follow Betsy’s example — and more parents will follow Rachaele’s!