You’re Never too late to make a difference so Don’t let others call you a failure
You’re Never too slow to go the extra mile so Don’t let others call you incapable
You’re Never too wrong to be who you are so Don’t let others call you a mistake
Last I checked, different makes special
Odd makes unique,
not ordinary makes peculiar
It does matter that you’re not like everyone else because it only makes you extraordinary.
Being different is not wrong…it’s just right and just you
Don’t join the crowd… take up the challenge and StandOut
Verbal bullying is one major form of bullying found worldwide. It involves the use of words in a negative way to cause harm to the victim and also to gain control or power over the victim’s life.
It mainly includes insults, teasing, put downs, etc
Effects Of Verbal Bullying
Verbal bullying can affect one physically, emotionally, mentally and psychologically which can lead to:
1. Low self-esteem
5. Memory Gap Disorders
6. Anger issues
7. Sleeping issues
8. Assulative behavior
9. Substance Abuse
Most people often see verbal bullying to be an insignificant from of abuse but that is a misconception that needs to be corrected.
Words have the power to heal and to destroy… verbal bullying destroys….say no to Bullying
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– 36% of young people aged 8 to 22 are worried about being bullied at school, college or university
– There is a strong association between bullying and suicide-related behaviors, but this relationship is often mediated by other factors, including depression, violent behavior, and substance abuse (Reed, Nugent, & Cooper, 2015).
– More than 16,000 young people are absent from school because of bullying
– 83% of young people say bullying has a negative impact on their self-esteem
– 30% of young people have gone on to self-harm as a result of bullying
– 10% of young people have attempted to commit suicide as a result of bullying
– People who have been bullied are at greatest risk for health problems in adulthood, over six times more likely to be diagnosed with a serious illness, smoke regularly, or develop a psychiatric disorder compared to those not involved in bullying
– Those who have been bullied are more than twice as likely to have difficulty in keeping a job, or committing to saving compared to those not involved in bullying
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What do you think you’re doing here?
Come over here!!!!
Haven’t I warned you not to come anywhere close to my gang? Haven’t I???”
As soon as I heard those words I wished the earth would just swallow me up because I knew what was coming next
Maybe you know what’s coming next too but if you do not know then lemme enlighten you
~Hi, my name is Sawyer and I am a junior in high school
Ever since the very first day I stepped foot into my school, I have been taunted and haunted by a group of boys here.
What’s worse? I have no one to tell because it seems no one actually cares about me being bullied by some seniors.
Oh and lest I forget, apart from no one actually caring, I don’t think I can even tell because I’m actually scared of what they might do to me if they ever find out
So back to where I left off at the beginning…
I wished the earth would swallow me up because
They are going to beat the life out of me
Yes they are going to beat me for no reason whatsoever
They just find it fun to do that to me and trust me this is not the first time
When it all started, I tried to report the issue to the authorities but they didn’t take any serious action with them and after that whole experience, it just got worse.
Every where they see me I have to be punched or slapped or kicked or at worse be threatened with knives and all that.
Now I’m scared of coming to school
I now detest a place a used to love
And I’m even scared of home because sometimes when I go home and my parents see all the bruises on my body they begin to ask questions
But I have no proper answer to give them so I just lie to them that I hit my head or something of that sort.
I’m scared because they are everywhere I go which means I get hit everywhere I go
In the washroom, the hallway, the classroom, the compound and anywhere else you can think of they are there
I wish this would all just end
I wish I don’t have to go through this every time
Sometimes I wish I could talk to someone but I can’t
I feel dejected and broken
I can’t take this anymore
The hate is too much for me
I want it all to be over
I just want to die
This is my Story….~
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AFRICA…MY MOST FRUITFUL
We used to have the most cultured and respected generation filled with dignity and love for our culture and heritage
What happened to us that what our parents feared to do we now use it to “whatsapp”?
Copying blindly from the western world, we’ve lost our dignity and pride and I wonder how we will ever get it back?
Even our television stations and FM radios have stopped teaching and broadcasting our culture but they have inculcated the western culture into our children
The purely appalling sense of a so-called fashion has become a canker in our children and our parents do nothing but put their hands in their bosom and observe
Where? Where?? Where???
Where are we going from here my people? What do we see to become of our continent years to come?
What do we see our children mature to be in the near future if they go on like this?
What is our perception of our future if we stay in our comfort zone and ruin our culture?
The story continues….