Friday, October 12, 2012

What Bullying Really Does To A Child

A teacher in New York was teaching her class about bullying and gave them the following exercise to perform...

The teacher had the children take a piece of paper, crumple it up, stamp on it, and really mess it up, but she instructed them not to not rip it.

Then she had them unfold the paper, smooth it out, and look at how scarred and dirty is was. She then told the children to tell their piece of paper that they’re sorry. Now, even though they said they were sorry and tried to fix the paper, their apology couldn't repair the scars and marks. The teacher told her students that those scars and marks will never go away no matter how hard they tried to fix it.

That is what happens when a child bullies another child. They may say they’re sorry, but the scars are there forever.

The looks on the faces of the children in the classroom told her the message hit home. Pass it on or, better yet, if you're a parent or a teacher, try this lesson with your children.

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