STORY BY AARON GRICE, FNN REPORTER, TECH PREP BUREAU.
March 17, 2011. Are you being bullied? Are you being forced not to tell? Are you being called names? Are you feeling down because of bigger kids picking on you? This is a problem going on in most places of the world and in America. This problem is not controlled. Schools everywhere in America have bullies. Some schools even have gangs and groups that pick on kids. Bullies actually pick on anyone, even old men. Bullies don’t care how old you are, just as long as you don't fight back.
That is one reason bullies bully. One reason people feel that they cannot tell is because they feel unsafe telling or the think that they will be know as a ''Snitch". Really, being a ''Snitch'' will keep you safe. Don’t let bullies take over your life. If you must, only if you must, you can fight back in self- defense. But if not, tell an adult.
Kids who cannot take the violence start to do things that they regret such as doing drugs, dropping out of school, becoming violent or worse, killing themselves. Don't be that kid who lets his/her life go because of someone else. Remember to tell someone. Whether it’s a teacher, parent or even police, tell someone so that you are safe, relaxed and have a great future.
To find out more about this interesting topic, visit one of the links here: http://kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/bullies.htmor http://www.stopbullyingnow.hrsa.gov/kids/
Aaron Grice is a 6th grade writer at Friendship Tech Prep Academy.