Monday, 16 April 2012

I can't think of a title for this.

A teacher was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform. 
She had the children take out a piece of paper and told them to crumple it up, stomp on it and really mess it up, not to rip it. Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out and
look at how scarred and dirty it was. 
She then told them to tell it they’re sorry. 
Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, she pointed out all the scars they left behind. And that those scars will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it.
That is what happens when a child bullies another child, they may say they’re sorry, but the scars are there forever.


~d said...

Bullying is a huge issue at my 12yo's junior high. The Principle spent something like $4K on these highlighter yellow tees that say What Can I Do and on the back it has the school mascot helping another school mascot up. You know, giving him a hand up.

SIMON said...

"What can I do?" sums it up really, it is so difficult, a global problem. As adults we have to be aware that every little thing done in front of our little ones can influence our children's behaviour. We are not born with the bullying gene, we acquire it.

Lynn said...

even some adults think bullying is acceptable only to day I have managed to get a colleauge on report for their treatment of myself and and another work mate

SIMON said...

People don't necessarily see harassment in the workplace as bullying but of course it is.