Bullying has been around since the dawn of time. It simply is human nature, and I’m tired of teachers looking upon students as if they’re Satin reincarnated if there is a situation turned sour. No doubt we have all experienced some form of bullying throughout our life, and the fact that teachers persist in trying to end this age old problem bewilders me. I’m not trying to defend the perpetrator, more so looking upon it in a logical way.
The hypocrisy between staff and students is what bugs me the most. Even in my thirteenth year at my school, there is a bullying talk approaching in a few weeks. The same hogwash is going to be forced into students minds as has been the previous years, resulting in everyone being afraid to ‘slip up’ in the days following. The apparent perfect and non-bullying staff that give these talks must know that they’re preaching total bullshit, and if not, I am concerned about them. The number of times throughout school I have experienced teachers bullying (in one form or another) students, and at times other staff members, leaves me to believe there is no hope. In some cases it’s even teachers bullying kids to hang out with another kid.
The same aftermath can be seen on students after the ‘Safe Drinking’ presentations. The teenagers freakout for a few days, reflecting on how many chances “God” has given them with alcohol, swearing to never drink like they had ever again. This lasts for a week or two, with teens finally cracking and making up for lost time by drinking more than they had before.
Some may be left to ask, what can we do about these problems? In my opinion, absolutely nothing. Children, teenagers and adults will treat other people according to their morals, how they were raised and generally whether that person is an absolute dick-head. Whether they pick on the weak one, or pick on the ugliest, we cannot expect society to change after a few school power points. We live on Earth with around seven billion other people. How many of those people do you actually enjoy being around? Sometimes bullying can be the only way to make the others piss off.