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  • Imani White

Dear Parents...Bullying

Dear Parents,

Friends, Family, siblings, leaders, and anyone close to our sweet girls. We know how precious they are, we know how unique they are, we know how important they are. Yet somehow-

*160,000 children miss school out of FEAR of bullying at school...

....every day.

*83% of girls and 79% of boys report experiencing harassment

*Meanwhile, 64% of children who are bullied-never report it.

*All the while, it has been recorded that bullying stops 57% of the time when someone intervenes. And it only takes 10 seconds for it to stop.

It's hard to put a name to it, because when you're actually in it, you deny that that's what it really is. When you grow up or are looking at it from the outside, bullying sounds like such-a word. And that's it. It's just a word that people keep talking about.

Contrary to what some people have said, I do believe that adults should watch some recently added movies, videos, and tv shows that discuss characters who have been bullied-and watch them to the end. Including the interviews with the directors and cast members. (shows such as cyber bully, pretty little liars(early seasons), and yes-13 Reasons Why. Just. the adults, no one under 21, especially without parental supervision.)The reason why, is because they demonstrate how bullying does not start out strong, it starts out small and builds over time.