Written By: Ryan Hesslau
When it comes to public school systems in today's society, we tend to feel giving a student a detention or suspension will be the perfect solution to putting an end to a bullying situation. Is sending a kid to the principal really going to solve anything? I'm sure many teens would agree when we say that threatening a kid with discipline will only push the kid to go even further. Kids love being disciplined...it makes them feel they are invincible in a way that they can get away with anything and fear nothing. When it comes to a bullying situation, it will only progressively get worst when the administration gets involved. The solution to bullying is by no means the teachers, counselors, principals, or even the parents in some cases.
What is the only solution? It's simple. The only answer to that question is being transformed mentally and emotionally to realize the affects they may potentially be causing to another student. foreverU's solution...Rethink! Relive! Revive! That's it. When one learns how to rethink what they say and how they say it, relive their lives being the better person, and revives another teen's life...change is made, relationships are formed, and love is spread. That's a tough task to accomplish, trust us.
In the end, it's defiantly worth it. There's no reason a teen should miss out on receiving their education because of the verbal or physical harassment of their peers. Even though it's a sense of relief to see the bully go into the principal's office, they tend to strike back again. Administration is there to protect us and be our stepping stone to an education...Giving their students a sheet a paper telling them they need to sit in an empty room Saturday morning solves nothing. Students need to stand up, support, heal, and transform one another. It takes one person to be the spark to a flame and before you know it... change is made and you just became part of the solution.
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