November 4, 2013
Bullying can be defined as the activity of repeated aggressive behavior intended to hurt another person physically and/or emotionally. Bullying can threaten a child’s safety. This year the students and staff at Superior Elementary School is taking a stance against bullying. One of the students taking a stance against bullying is our very own Deshawn Davis, a sixth grader in Mrs. Barber’s class. Deshawn used his creativity and put his feelings about bullying into words in this insightful piece which we shared with our entire school family:
By Deshawn Davis
I used to get bullied when I was little. I got teased and called bad names. The people who bullied me didn’t touch me, they just said hurtful words which make me shutdown and cry. One day while I was watching TV I heard someone say you should speak up. I tried speaking up and it worked! I didn’t get bullied anymore.
My deepest fear while getting bullied was getting bullied to the point that I just couldn’t take it anymore. I fought that fear and I want people who get bullied to fight it too. Join me and speak up! Speak up for yourself; not just for yourself but for other people as well.
In my opinion, bullying is bad for the people that do it and scary for the people who get it! I made an Oath that I will never ever bully. Let’s join together and stop bullying around the world!