When I was younger, I used to be bullied. Not in the physical way - I would never get hurt or anything like that after entering middle-school, but in the way that I was extremely lonely and looked down at. I was that weird kid, you know. Doesn't seem too harmful - there's a "weird kid" in every class. Well you don't know how hard it is to be just that.
You don't have to be a target for violence or have any weird "faults" which are enhanced by bullies to be suicidal. I would know, because all that took for me to become suicidal was to be the "weird kid". Nobody even noticed I was screaming for help on the inside, so, you may now try to imagine how the children which are being bullied to the breaking point might feel. I know you've seen them. They are the ones who sit by themselves pretty much all the time., they walk with their heads down, trying to avoid everyone's judgmental looks. Sometimes they get beat, sometimes their bodies are spared, and they are let off the hook with just a handful of downgrading words.
Time to time, there are these stories on my timeline on Facebook about another child who has committed suicide. People freak out and ask themselves how this could ever happen. "An innocent child - lost, for nothing.", "Darn those bullies!", "This has to stop!" Of course I agree, it's absolutely terrible, but I'm still quite irritated by how chocked people seem, when there are several thousands of children thinking about doing the very same thing, right now, because nobody sees them. I'm talking about those who are severely bullied, the ones that are sitting by themselves, the weird kids, the ones who seem fine, but they're just covering their scars up with long sleeved shirts.
Open your eyes people,. The time is ticking. I can guarantee that there's someone right now sitting in their room, on a toilet, on the floor somewhere, just wishing to be dead - and you don't have to be deploring their deaths, because you can prevent this. You just have to open your eyes, open your heart and take action. Get in between. Be nosy. If you see someone getting nasty comments somewhere on the internet, be there for the one who's been exposed. If you hear someone yelling something rude to someone, enhance the beauty in the victims character, prove the bully wrong. Don't be afraid to get in there and help. For someone who is bullied, it means the difference between life and death.
Children today might just as well walk to school with a gun. Their words are like bullets. So if someone would walk in to your school with a gun, would you take action, or would you leave the children to their destiny and hope for the best? If you want to be a lifesaving hero, this is the best chance you get. Do what you can to save the children's lives.