Alarming numbers show that in the USA alone, 160,000 students stay home from school every day for the fear of being bullied. Worldwide numbers on bullying are also climbing rapidly. Bullying can be physical, verbal, sexual, or prejudicial. It can also take place online as cyber bullying or in a relationship. This threat has become the most common form of violence in schools and playgrounds. More than 14% of students in high school have thought about suicide and 7% has actually attempted it, unfortunately succeeding in some cases.
This has to stop, and it is up to each and every one of us who stand against bullying to create awareness and to teach younger generations the true meaning of respect, love and kindness towards every human being. No one has the right to make you feel less because “you are loved and you are special” and unique in your own way. We all have a purpose in this world. We’re all meant to be here. No matter who you are, you are here to shine! So raise your voice against bullying! And if you or anyone you know is a victim of bullying, stand together against the threat and say “NOT TODAY!”