Note from Katie Dodd: “My younger sister wrote this, and I thought I’d share it.”

3.2 million of kids every year get bullied and about 4,400 of them commit suicide each year, according to the CDC. There are at least 100 suicide attempts in an average high school, over 14 percent considered suicide, and almost 7 percent attempted it. 160,000 kids stay home from school each day to avoid being bullied. 1 out of 5 females and 1 out of 7 males cut their selves or do other violent things to their selves and sometimes to others, 17% of American students getting bullied will tell a teacher, parent, or other guardian. 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and only intervene 4% of the time. Some adults get involved and some don’t, but adults that get involved have to be careful how they react and handle the situation because it could help in some cases and in others make it worst.

God made all of us special and different like our hair, eyes, noses, mouths, and bodies. A lot of them get bullied because of their differences, now there’s so many kids and adults getting bullied because of what they wear, where they’re from, or how they talk. Everyone should be proud to have their own styles and hobbies. No one should have to give you their identity or virginity just to fit in. God loves everyone equally and everyone is beautiful in their own way! If you see someone getting bullied it doesn’t matter if they’re kids or adults don’t be afraid to get a parent, teacher, or yourself to stand up for the people you have to share the world with.

1 John 3:15 – “Everyone who hates his brothers is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.”

~Alesha Dodd

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