Bully No More
by MoJo JoJo on March 16, 2015 - 11:56pm
Recently, a severe case of bullying has surfaced. An unnamed student in New York State has allegedly forced a special-need student to drink their own urine. The bully filmed the incident and posted the video on the Internet. In addition to this harassment, the student is also a repeated offender as he was involved in infamously bringing a bus driver to tears a few years ago. Nonetheless, Greece Athena High School, the school where the incident occurred, has taken measures to make sure nothing similar happens again. The original article written by the CTV staff, “Student who bullied bus monitor allegedly involved in incident with special needs student”, was published on the CTV News website on March 13th 2015. To learn more about this incident or to simply read the whole article, visit the following link: http://www.ctvnews.ca/world/student-who-bullied-bus-monitor-allegedly-involved-in-incident-with-special-needs-student-1.2279342.
Interestingly, bullying among children is not a new issue. Adults and educators often excuse it by simply saying they are “just kids”. However, many victims have been marked for life and in some cases, the victims were forced to commit suicide. Luckily, some organization are dedicated to raising awareness about bullying and its consequences and to prevent any other cases from occurring. Stomp Out Bullying is an organization that has been fighting against bullying since 2005. They hold several events throughout the year to help children cope with bullying and prevent bullying altogether. If you are interested in joining this cause, the following is a link to organization’s main web page where you can participate by becoming an ambassador against bullying: http://www.stompoutbullying.org/.