Wednesday, February 29, 2012

PYHO.

Sunday afternoon, we were driving to return a couple movies. On our way, I noticed a house, filled with cars and people outside. It didn't look right. Later I noticed the same. That evening when we were heading to family dinner with my parents, my mom told me that the teenage boy that lived there was taken by Life Flight. We found out that he had later passed on, he had committed suicide. 

The next morning I saw post after post on Facebook, from people grieving for the family. People remembering this sweet young boy. My sister knew him from school, he was kind, accepted my sister for who she is. Then today, there was an announcement at her school that another kid had again committed suicide. 

Bullying. 

That's the cause of these two losses. Two kids, were pushed so far, that it just didn't seem worth it anymore. Two families are without their sons, brothers, and so much more. I know there have been many things in the news about this, but to have it so close to home, makes it even more real. 

I was bullied in school. My brother was bullied. My sister was bullied and she was brave enough to bring it up and the administrator told her to "stay away from the girl". I worry for my youngest sister. She's a sweet person, emotional, strong. But different. She's being bullied. She stands up for herself though, she gives it back. Calls people on it. Stands up for kids being bullied, but how much can she take? I can't believe that two kids from the same school in the same week, deciding they couldn't take it anymore. I fear for what school will be like when A goes. 

These are fears that everyone has for their kids I'm sure. Just today, this week, it's on my mind. 

Will things change? Will this school realize they are doing something wrong somewhere? 



6 comments:

Stasha said...

Bullying seems like the plague of this generation. It brakes my heart!

Aramelle {One Wheeler's World} said...

This is just so tragic. I'm sorry that it has hit so close to home for you. Prayers for the families and community being touched by this right now...

Victoria said...

Im glad that someone is bringing this subject to light, it is so harmful for kids these days to be bullied,they are already under constant scrutiny being judged by their peers, but when they are harassed and called out daily... it's all so unfair!! Thanks for writing this post, Im sure your kiddos will be tough enough to stand up to those bullies someday!

Shell said...

How incredibly heartbreaking.

Schools need to be tougher on bullies. But, parents also need to teach their children from a young age that it's not okay to bully others.

The Preppy Girl in Pink said...

So very sad! It is tragic what kids are doing to each other and the school administrators and/or parents sweep it under the rug. I communicate with my girls on a daily basis about bullying. They see it, recognize it and even support their friends who have been bullied. It has got to get better. Schools are not doing enough!

Recovering Supermom said...

So incredibly sad. Unfortunately, it often takes tragedies to get people to create change. I've been so glad at my school that we have taken on bullying seriously. One thing we have is "Bully Reports" where students can fill out forms anonymously (or not) reporting a bullying incident that has happened to them or someone they know. The entire staff is then notified so we can keep our eyes open for it.
I hope the best for your sister. It's so hard when we want to protect those that we love.

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