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Some people you pick on may become famous… very famous!! Make friends with as many people you can and those who are different. Invite diversity because those diverse people are the ones who will be the movers and the shakers of the world… your future-self will thank you later if you have friends like this!

The ones who bully have suffered the pain of bullying at some point at their lives… they have learned to bully from someone else, unfortunately sometimes from someone in their own family. It’s very hard to learn the right way to resolve conflicts and deal with your own anger and frustrations when you’ve never been shown the right way to cope with them. But it’s never too late to learn to be better and decide from now on that you will do better.

Studies show that bullies are significantly more likely than others to fail at school and experience depression, violence, and crime. That is definitely not the future to look forward to. Also, those who get bullied often, at some point will start to fight back and depending on the amount of the anger built up, they may end up hurting you, others, and themselves badly.

ARE YOU BULLYING OTHERS?
Bullying is a learned behavior!

Good news is that if you decide to change today, you can change your future and even become the example for those who bully you. =)  3 lessons to remember:

1. Forgive. Forgive yourself, forgive your parents, and forgive those who have bullied you. Nobody’s perfect and we all make mistakes. Parents make mistakes too just as much as children do. Forgive yourself for any mistakes you have done in the past and do better from now on.

2. Have compassion for those who are less fortunate than you are and try to be their friend and help them. Helping people feels so much better than hurting them. Try it once and you will feel the difference. Also, have compassion for yourself. If you’ve been bullied before, you know how bad it hurts. You need to make sure no one feels that pain. Now that you know better, choose to be better; choose to be a friend.

3. Be more selfish!! Those kids you are picking on just because they are different are the people you may need the most in your future! Einstein, Newton, Darwin, Thomas Jefferson, Bill Gates, Nikola Tesla, Mozart, Picasso, Dali, Walt Disney, Justin Timberlake, Jim Carrey, Steve Jobs … all share a label: “DIFFERENT”!!! They were also given a diagnosis of Dyslexia, ADD, ADHD, Autism… but without them, we would not be the advanced society we are today.

Meet Luka, the coolest kid in town!!!

The ones you bully, may have a disability that effects their social behavior. Be understanding of those who may not be as strong as you are. You may think it’s fun for a little while to pick on them but the scars you’re leaving them with can last for years to come. Be their friend. Protect them.

Lloyd thought he’s just defending himself against a bully and then he turned into a bully!!!  There’s fine line and we all need to be careful and make a conscious decision not to cross it.  Learn that years later, the guilt gets to stay with you and cause many other problems.  Think about your future… Stop while it’s not too late.

Learn the importance and benefits of being a friend to someone rather than teasing and picking on them. Those who are different may have many more challenges to overcome to be able to go through the daily routines of life. Be a friend.

Respect and listen to know when you’re making another person uncomfortable, feel hurt or crossing their boundaries. You need to immediately stop when you hear them say stop! This will help you build better relationships now and in your future.

Fighting physically can get very dangerous. Even if you think you’re stronger & will win every fight, those you bully may get so frustrated & someday may bring a weapon to hurt you & everyone else! This has happened many times before & will continue to for as long as there’s bullying. Do whatever it takes to calm yourself down and never get into a physical fight with another.

We know bullying is a learned behavior. When you get bullied it is very likely that you become a bully yourself… or… you can be the change. No one understands the pain of bullying better than you so let’s help someone else by choosing to be a friend. We love this video, then you Kenowa Hills High School!!

Some people you pick on may become famous… very famous!! Make friends with as many people you can and those who are different. Invite diversity because those diverse people are the ones who will be the movers and the shakers of the world… your future-self will thank you later if you have friends like this!

This video is mostly for bystanders witnessing bullying but as we know… bullying is a learned behavior. Remember when you learned it? It creates fear, anxiety, & lots of emotions no one should experience. Try to not inflict this pain onto another, instead be the one who stands up to other bullies! See how it’s done!!

Sometimes all we see modeled to us and all we see around us is hurtful. This video shows the power of positive words… it feels good to make others happy. You will feel better as you see their faces light up… try it sometime! Seeing what’s good in other people and giving them a compliment is the sure way to start building long-lasting friendships. This video was done by Shea and has over 13 million views.

Do bad words really make you feel bad? It can actually make you feel sick! Whether you’re saying it or hearing it, the effect on our body is definitely not pleasant. Watch this important video from Dr. Emoto and see how science can prove this point. Video by Bioenergy Healing and beyond and has over 1.2 million views.

Some people you pick on may become famous… very famous!! Make friends with as many people you can and those who are different. Invite diversity because those diverse people are the ones who will be the movers and the shakers of the world… your future-self will thank you later if you have friends like this!

Mrs. Mckinnon Bermingham explains that those who repeatedly bully others, by the age of 8 years old, will most likely grow up to be the ones who will have criminal records!! Not the future you should be pursuing … choose to be a friend starting today! Here are a few suggestions on how you can become part of the solution.

An important video that promotes “Speaking Up” when it comes to bullying. You don’t want the bullies to continue to bully you or others so it’s very important that bullying is reported and documented. Remember that telling is not tattling. It also gives you some really good tips about what to do when you’re bullied. 

The smartest kindest kids we know so far! These 5 fifth graders noticed a lonely boy with learning disability getting bullied and decided to be a friend. Their friendship has changed the life of this boy and thanks to them, now he enjoys going to school. Watch out for children with disabilities as they get bullied so often. Invite them in your group and be a friend. 

“I want you to be alive, I want you to be alive….

You ain’t gonna die….  And let me tell you why…”  Song by Logic

This video has had over 175 million views since 3 years ago. We know you can relate to this because at some point you’ve been there too. It reveals, so beautifully, how it feels to be bullied but also inspires us to stay hopeful. “Hopeful” by Bars & Melody.