So in the news recently there have been more and more cases of bullying online and teens especially committing suicide, it’s horrendous and so incredibly sad for those unfortunate enough to have to go through such an awful time in their lives! I was bullied in school. But not enough for me to want to end me life. I self harmed, but never had any suicidal thoughts, but being in school before social media (yes there was a time before social media, and we survived a day without looking at a mobile), it was probably a whole different ball game. I’ve always said to friends that I’d hate to be a child/teen now. It just seems too hard, what with all the pressure to be a certain size, not being the right ethnicity, penalised for being the wrong gender, having a different faith. Children these days seem to have it all thrown at them. What can we do to change it? Change the way “celebrities” post on social media, change who we see on reality tv, (I mean not just choosing the slimmest woman, the man with a six pack or even just an able bodied person) or just change views of the individual?? Whatever the answer, something needs to be done! We were told this morning that social media would be shut down if they don’t do anything about someone searching ‘suicide’. I think that’s a great idea, better still, should we get rid of social media altogether. 🤷🏽♀️
I wouldn’t have a clue what I would do to someone if they were the reason my girls were sad or even thinking they’re worthless and don’t deserve all good things in life! No child, or grown adult actually should think they’re better than someone else. They may be the most intelligent or the most popular, but that doesn’t give them the right to make someone else’s life a misery. Simple as that.
If you don’t like someone. That’s fine. You don’t have to like everyone and not everyone will like you. I’ve said that to Darcey ever since she came home sad from school saying a girl in her class said to her “I don’t like you, Darcey”. Explaining to a five year old that it’s ok not to like everyone, but you just have to be kind was surprisingly easy. She totally understood. I’d like to think she’s nice all the time. She isn’t. She can be grumpy towards her friends, but at five, she’s still learning how to manage her emotions. I just have to keep telling her to be kind even if you don’t like someone. Always be kind. You have no idea what their life is like outside of school.
That’s me done for today. Netball night and I’m ready to win. 💪🏼🏐🥇