Sent in anonymously by a Logan High student
Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students of all races and classes. 1 out of 4 kids is bullied and, depending on age, the percentage of online bullying has risen to about 43%. Some kids are so tormented that they have committed suicide. School bullying has probably been around since about the 17th or 18th century. It is something that has evolved along with the mind and brain. Bullying started with kids picking on each others or parents believing that they were teaching their kids “discipline” by beating them. Bullying also resulted from people stereotyping others, such as by race or gender.Now, kids and teenagers all around the world are using technology as a way to bully people online. Whether through mean text messages, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles, bullies spread information that can be very damaging to victims. In addition, victims are likely to be bullied in person as well.
Victims are more likely to start using alcohol, skip school, and start receiving bad qualifications. They tend to stop doing what they normally did, what made them happy. Their mood goes a different direction and are many are known to experience severe depression. They start distancing themselves away from everyone and start having problems at home, such as aggressive behavior or just spending too much time by themselves.
"I couldn't take it anymore. I had suicidal thoughts."