On the 12th of May (Monday), two special girls came to our school hall to talk about anti-bullying.
They presented it in a play, to keep us interested while having a good time learning.
They taught us not to be a bystander. That meant to never ignore bullying, watch bullying, or cheer bullies on. If you do these things, then the bystander can be as bad as the bully themselves. If you do end up being a bystander, then help the target, but still try not to hurt anyone’s feelings.
They told us not to be a bully, and how to notice one. To call somebody a bully they must
1) Do something hurtful to you (physical contact or verbally)
2) They do it on purpose
3) They do it repeatedly (Over and over again).
If you are the target then don’t just stand there and let the bully hurt your feelings, tell them to stop doing mean things to you. Tell them it hurts your feelings and it makes you sad. If they do it repeatedly then don’t get pushed around anymore, tell a teacher or a parent.
If you’re a bystander, don’t just stand around either watching the poor target get bullied.
Try and imagine if you became the target and the bystanders weren’t helping you. How would you feel?
BUT still remember that if you become the target, not to fire back at the bully or you will eventually become the bully. When you become the bully, everyone will know you not as a friend but as an enemy, they will become afraid of you.
Now, to end… THE POWER OF ONE means that you have the power to stop bullying.
Now remember, not to be a bully, a bystander or get pushed around by the bully.
BYE for now!
By Sienna Q and Matthew B