The Upstander.


 About 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. This is a conflict that is becoming popular during this decade. Bullying is beginning to become an issue because it is spreading like wild fire throughout the United States Education Systems. When a student is bullied, they are stripped away of their emotions. The child can be cornered and threatened, or even beaten. A bully hounds a student because they feel superior and more powerful. There are many possible reasons for bullying, like jealousy, social rejection and low self esteem. 

“90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying” (MakeBeats). These little 9 years old’s suffer from emotional and physiological bullying. Many little kids are scarred and turn to be bullies themselves in the future. One out of every ten students who drop out of school does so because of repeated bullying. The students that have dropped out will very rarely recover.

In the video above, it provides a young energetic bully waiting for a ‘nerd’ to attack. A crowd surrounds the bully and feeds him adrenaline and ”Wooh’s” that he thrives on. When the innocent kid walks calmly towards him, the crowd goes nuts and the arrogant bully begins to threaten and intimidate the ‘nerd’. We can only imagine what is going on through that innocent kids mind. The instinctive courage that tells him to calmly approach the oppressor blazes in his mind.  You can see the ‘nerd’ walk directly towards the bully and without a second  slam his hand against the Bully’s head. The crowd is amazed and hollers at the new hero as he strolls away from the Bully who is now on the ground crying.

That little act of courage, creates a stronger and more stable child. It takes guts to stand up to your childhood enemy. With more children standing up for their rights, the less chance of having a emotional problem.

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  1. Can I share this post with the school’s e-blast?? (I fixed the youtube link)
    Nice job!
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