The answer to that question years from now will probably be, “Who?” Exactly my point.
Amanda Todd was cyber-bullied and blackmailed, and subsequently bullied at her school. She changed schools – and with the miracle of the internet, she was greeted with the same bullying. Just like most bullied kids, she fought with suicidal thoughts. But Amanda succeeded.
Bullyingstatistics.org says: Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it…..Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University.
Although every bullying situation is different, there is one common denominator: ORGANIZED HATE.
Most of these bullied kids are not a minority or homosexual like the media lets you believe, neither are they always ‘outsiders’ that bring weapons to schools. They are unobserved and disqualified. They disguise themselves as somewhat normal to ‘fit in’. Their parents tell them to get over it. Ignored. Like me, they were middle class white kids.
Being a bullied kid, I was subjected to always being not good enough, not pretty enough, not smart enough, not quite ANYTHING. Suicidal thoughts were NORMAL. Bullied kids plotted their own demise and departure every day.
I can’t articulate well enough just how it feels to be in everyone’s way.
Did you really think that bullied kids had a peaceful sanctuary at home to go to and regroup? Not true. Bullied kids are bullied at home by their siblings, parents, cousins.
Bullies are terrorists.
Bullied kids are scared of everyone and try to trust everyone. I know that sounds contradictory, but being a bullied kid I can tell you that this is true. We want to be accepted, not homecoming queen or king. We want to participate.
Bullying never goes completely away. It finds you at work, with your (ex) spouse, sometimes your own children.
I thank God for many things but I am so glad that I did not grow up in the cyber world. For as bad as I had it when I was a kid, I cannot imagine what it is like to have people know everything in SECONDS over [anti] social media and texting. People love gossip to fulfill their otherwise empty day – but you should know that thousands of kids RIGHT THIS MINUTE are suicidal because of what others say and do. Do they realize the blood on their hands?
Interestingly, my bullied past has somewhat benefitted what I do in our Prolife Ministry. But what I do now precipitates a new kind of bully…one which I encourage because it will cause you to think about the ultimate bully….abortion and abortionists killing innocent LIFE about 4000 time per day in the U.S.
God. Yes, God helped me with my fears and how I was wronged. He is the one that kept me from suicide and a life of being unknown. GOD knows me, since the beginning of the WORLD! I was created in HIS image, not the world’s view. GLORY TO GOD He has set me free from the condemnation that the world gave me through His Son Jesus Christ.
I can’t say it loud enough or often enough…if it were not for the love of GOD I would be dead.
Who is Amanda Todd? I am, and so are millions of others. Words hurt.