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Bullying Stories and Everyday Heroes

Bullying Stories and Everyday Heroes

Bullying experienced in childhood damages irreparably children’s health.

Thus, the quicker and the earlier the intervention the fewer the consequences.

Bullying experienced in childhood undermines self-esteem, and it permanently damages children’s health and behaviour.

The trauma remains and the persistent anxious state causes suicidal thoughts, panic attacks, depression.

The longer the victimisation, the heavier and the more permanent the effects on victims.

The victims of bullying feel a sense of unadequacy and shut themselves off forever, silently suffer and perceive themselves as unable to stop the violence.

They can’t speak up and speak out.

Victims remain isolated, with no trust in anyone.

Basically they convince themselves that it is not worth to tell their stories because nobody could help them.

And by doing so, they are victims twice, the first time victims of the bullies, the second one of their vulnerability and of the impotence they perceive about the possibility to overcome such situation.

Maybe it is for their physical aspect, their sexual orientation and preferences or their personality, may be they are victims of a serial harasser or may be they are mobbed by some bad bullies, the truth is that every bullied person is totally defeated by the storm made of hate speech and other cruel attacks.

And the more those spread, the less the victims are eager to show resistance, but they hide and implode in their silence and vulnerability by falling prey to their persecutors.

Schools and families don’t know how to deal with it.

Researchers reveal that

Some parents feel teachers are simply not tough enough on identifying bullies, some feel teachers blame the victim for not being resilient.

Ken Rigby

Instead, all we need are everyday heroes able to fight bullying by themselves. What is the secret to raise such generation of heroes?

Families and schools must provide their children with broader horizons of sense, stronger behavioral models, but mainly with concrete example.

Parents and teachers must build bridges based on acceptance and empathy instead of conflict and authority.

We live in a complex society where everyone has lost the role of responsibility, the altruism and the spontaneity of one’s own gestures.

What we need to do instead is to serve our society as heroes who save those in need from obscure menaces.

We must contribute to our society that is dramatically menaced by a fracture that is intrinsically both cognitive and emotional.

And because to unite is more necessary than to divide, we need emotional connections with everyone everyday, more than web filters and content filters while experiencing digital connections.

Only by doing so, we’ll be everyday heroes.
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