Bullying is absolutely wrong, and there is never a good reason to do it. It sounds cliched, but it is very accurate. Every time you see someone bullying or you bully a person, think of how the other individual is feeling. Ask yourself:
For the person being bullied, the experience is more than stressful. It can be traumatic that has an impact that lasts for a lifetime. Furthermore, bullying may also affect the people who watch you bully someone. They may feel afraid to interfere and thus, helpless.
So, how do we check for bullying? Ofttimes what we think as jesting can turn out to be worse. There can be many unintentional reasons for bullying like:
Because of these thoughts, one may end up bullying another soul without meaning to. For such instances, here is a list of questions you can ask yourself to prevent bullying.
If the answer to even one of the above questions was yes, then you have been a bully. Do not worry; you have the opportunity to:
Always bear in mind:
Remember, we never know what is going on in another person’s life. So, always be kind.