Words Can Hurt

The feeling of being put down every day never leaves your thoughts. You’re unable to fully trust people and you’re afraid to show people who you really are.

There can be some long term effects of bullying.

One of the rudest things you can do to a person is make them feel ashamed of who they are, how they act, and what they look like. We have the freedoms and rights as ┬áhuman beings to be whoever we want to be. Many teens go home feeling insecure when they’re terrorized with “put downs” or “jokes.”

Some friendly advice: watch what comes out of your mouth. It can affect girls and boys all the same, and can negatively warp how they feel about themselves.

One of many YouTube videos you can refer to is Shane Koyczan’s “To This Day”. It’s a powerful, heart tugging, and emotionally impacting video which he made┬áto share his viewpoint, that it is not okay to bully anyone, and to let people who are getting bullied know that they are never alone.

In honor of Bully Awareness Month and all those who have been temporarily, or permanently effected by it, on behalf of the staff at the The Tribe, our love and condolences go out to you.