Posts tagged ‘bullying’

October 17, 2011

Girl Blogger Post!

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is proud to welcome Aubrey B. as one of our girl bloggers! Aubrey is 16 years old and a Girl Scout Senior. Since many GSNI Girl Scouts have witnessed bullying or have had to respond to a bully, we asked Aubrey if she has ever experienced bullying, and how she handled it. Here’s her answer:

Unfortunately, I was a witness to bullying while I was waiting for my mom to pick me up after school. I was waiting inside the school along with a male student I didn’t know. An administrator told us we could stay inside, but we couldn’t let anyone into the building. Two boys came to the door, and we told them we couldn’t let them in. They started saying nasty things to the male student who was waiting with me. I think they were picking on him, because he’s really nice and even tempered.

Eventually they left, and we thought they were gone. However, someone at another door must have let them in. They came and found us and began saying very rude and mean things to the male student. Then, they said they were going to beat him up. I started to defend him, because I knew what they were doing was wrong. They weren’t going to bully this student in front of me!

I got a chance to know the student when the two boys left the first time, and I wasn’t going to stand for it! I found out he had just recently moved to America from Russia and that he was just getting to know our culture and community. So, I wanted to help him as much as I could, because he was really nice, and it was the right thing to do. So, I stood up to the bullies.

The next day, I went into the principal’s office and identified the bullies. The principal watched the security tape, and she took care of the situation. I saw the male student I stood up for the next day, and he smiled at me! I haven’t seen him since, but I will never forget him or the bullies. I would do the same thing all over again if faced with a similar situation.

If you see bullying in action, please try and defend the victim. Don’t be scared into silence, because if you stay silent you aren’t helping the victim, just the bullies! Do what’s right even when it’s uncomfortable, because it pays off in the end. You may even make a new friend!

Thanks Aubrey!

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