Thirteen Year old Johnny Dies. How? Suicide. Every day you see it on the
news. Kids being bullied, even to the point of suicide. In these difficult times, it is
sometimes hard to build friendships. One drawback our community has is bullying. We
see it in our schools, recreation centers, even at people's jobs. It takes many forms, but
can be nullified with everyone pitching in and working to build more good will. Another
way to help make our community better is by using the Rotary 4-Way Test to build
communities and build continents.
The first way to prevent bullying is to find out why someone is being bullied. A
lot of kids are bullied for being smart, being in band, or even just wearing glasses. These
smart kids may some day be the boss of the bully, so it would be in the bully's best
interest not to make fun of smart people.
The second way to prevent bullying is to find out why bullies are bullying people.
They may not have a good home that they are being raised in. If so, then foster homes are
everywhere in the community. Foster homes may provide the first option to bullies who
aren't raised properly. Communities around the world have foster homes to take care of
the orphans, the mistreated and trouble children. At schools, there are guidance
counselors who are willing to listen to the bully and to help them work through their
problems. Also guidance counselors are a good source of help in children's lives. They
will try to help you and even help the bullies become friends with the bullied. One teen
who had a muscle disorder was bullied by some other kids his own age. Over time, when
he didn't rise to the bait, the kids quit bullying him. Now, after the new medicine and
technology used to help him, he is friends with many people including some of his former
bullies. These are reasons that putting an end to bullying will build good will and better...