I know I put “Example” on my “Anti-Bullying” calendar as the first thing I wanted to present y’all in this series finale, but I honestly think y’all get my point. I mean, really, this isn’t rocket science. As I said earlier in this special, bullying is a very serious issue. It’s not just a simple act of intimidation against the bully’s victim sometimes just to get what they want; it also serves as a mental murder weapon that sometimes, and inevitably, leads to the victim’s death. Bullying, unfortunately, is not something that can be eliminated permanently. However, one can take steps to try to reduce the number of incidents that occur each and every month and year. It’s important to realize how much a human life really means to an individual. Of course, there’s always going to be those jerks who just refuse to listen to others. All they hear is the sound of laughter, and just pure evil. Sometimes, there’s just really nothing else you can do about their behavior.
Nevertheless, that shouldn’t stop you from doing your part in helping not just your peers deal with these kinds of traumatic situations, but the whole community. There are students out there who are crying for help if not by voice, then internally. Remember, suicide isn’t and shouldn’t be the only option left standing for such poor souls. From watching parts of Anderson Cooper’s Bullying specials on AC360, it just breaks my heart to see that there are people are there who can be just so cruel and not care about the feelings of others around them. I will emphasize. Bullying is not a joke. It is a serious issue that should be dealt with immediately and accordingly. Speaking of doing things accordingly, it’s just outrageous to me that in cases like Phoebe Prince’s death, school authorities didn’t bother doing s*** to help make her situation any better. I mean, it just boggles my mind. And the parents of bullying victims who usually come home all talkative and excited should not just be worried when their kids and teens start coming home all quiet and not wanting to speak to their own parents simply because they’re scared. The parents should take action and try to console their kids, and help them seek counseling to help them cope with such unrelenting stress. Again, if you see a friend or just someone in particular who looks more down than they usually are, talk to them. See what the situation is and help ’em out. Help make your community better. Bullying may not be an issue that can be ended permanently, but with each baby step forward we can at least make the community better.