Responsibility for bullying falls on all of us

Re: Social media to blame for teen’s death (Letters, Oct. 19)

Re: Social media to blame for teen’s death (Letters, Oct. 19)

It is a terrible shame a young girl ended her life because of bullies.

I agree with the saying “If people try to bring you down, it only means you are above them” also brings another really good saying to mind “To belittle is to be little.”

However, I would not go as far as to say social media is as addictive as marijuana nor would I say it leads to depression or loss of life.

I would not give social media that kind of power. One can shut off their computer or shut down their social media profiles if they are being bullied on the social media sites.

Censoring and or shutting down sites do not solve or resolve the problem of bullies.  It is a bit more difficult to walk away from these bullies at school or when physically socializing.

The problem is plain and simple. People who are very insecure and have such low self-esteem feel the need to bully to make it appear like they are tough and to get attention from their peers.

Unless we as parents raise our children to have good self-esteem and understand what is right and wrong, we as a society will continue to have these issues.

It all starts at home with the parents who raise these bullies. Teach your children well and take responsibility for what your children do.

Tamara Shiels




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