Are you a murderer? most people would instantly answer no to this question but if you have ever been a bully then you could be.
Every year hundreds of people take their lives due to bullies, a large number of which are just children.
As a parent I feel it is my responsibility to teach my child right from wrong and how ever you look at it bullying is wrong. To me teaching my child that fact is of paramount importance, I do not want him to grow up thinking that it is okay to hurt others, to call them names or to make their lives a living hell and can not for the life of me understand why other parents fail to see the importance of this.
Having been bullied myself as a child, I know only to well how painful an experience it can be, perhaps this makes me more understanding and more anti bullying, but it should be a concern for all of us, we should all care more and hate less.
So someone is different from you, so what, the world would be a very boring place if we were all the same and it doesn't matter how we think people should look, dress or act, or what we think about the choices they make in their lives as long as they are not hurting others, we should not attack them, we should leave them alone understanding that we do not know all the facts about there lives and can not possibly know the struggles they face on a day to day basis.
By allowing our children to bully we may very well be leaving them to face a lifetime of guilt, because that child they are picking on, may tomorrow be found hanging from a rope in there bedrooms, no longer able to cope with the pain and distress bullying brings. When it is all over the papers that, that child killed themselves because of bullies and your child knows that they were one of those bullies, they are going to have to spend the rest of their lives knowing that they were responsible for another human beings death, that they were a murder, one of the people that pushed that child to take their life and what if that child hanging from a rope is your child.
We need to educate our children to care and we need to set a good example by caring ourselves.
It's time to stop the murder.
love and hugs