I read a few things recently that created a firework of emotions. While browsing on Facebook I saw a picture of a young boy holding a sign, announcing to the world that he’s a bully!
Now I’m not one to usually judge anyone else’s parenting style but I couldn’t help being horrified and thinking this woman had got it sooooo wrong!
Bullying absolutely needs to be addressed and I believe in that old saying about it taking a village to raise a child. I believe every single person in the community need to all band together against bullying!
If a child under 10 has made a bad choice and bullied someone is it ok to label them and send that virally in a picture captured for all posterity??
How are we to change his behaviour? By him now becoming the victim of bullying as the whole town rise up?
There has to be consequences! But standing on a corner for all the town to see and then capturing a picture and posting it world wide just does not seem the smart way to go to me!
I can’t help worrying that he’ll either withdraw so far in to himself that his own life will be at risk. That even if he is ashamed of what he did and tries to amend, he will never be able to move on with this picture floating about or that he will rebel against this public humiliation causing more damage.
I hope at least he understands bullying is not an option, nor for his mother!


About yorkshiremummy

Born and Raised in Yorkshire, Now at Large in North America. Working Wife and Mum of 2. Occasionally sarcastic, Often inappropriate, but always real! Having snorkeled with sharks in the Maldives, ridden an Elephant in Sri Lanka, swum in an underground river in Mexico and played with Lion cubs in South Africa, currently enjoying the crazy adventure of motherhood!
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1 Response to Bullying

  1. JallieDaddy says:

    I’m with you on this one. Public humiliation like this could scar him for life, & I doubt will achieve anything except make the perpetrators feel better about themselves.

    I would suggest that its exactly this of sort treatment that might have lead to his bullying in the first place. Bullies are themselves often bullied, especially children. And I think this is actually bullying.

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