As parents we need to teach our kids compassion, forgiveness and just overall kindness. You don't teach your kids kindness by saying "Be kind", you demontrate it and they will pick it up. Bullying is a societal problem not just a school problem so as parents lets not remove ourselves from the equation.
After receiving this messages from her son the mother was left heart broken because evidently we send kids to school for education not to be bullied and harassed by other kids.
According to the mother her son was hit by a girl at school but he didn't retaliate because she always teaches her kids one simple rule, "Boys don't ever hit or harm girls in anyway".
The mother continues;
"She hit him apparently because she walked past them as they were laughing at a game as a group of boys and she felt they were laughing at her, she then picked my son as the soft target ".
Bullying is not that rampant in Africa but gradually it's taking it's stance, funny enough most people don't really take bullying seriously but bullying has effects on children.
Bullying can impact a child on physical, mental and emotional levels. Some of the effects comprise anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, lack of self-esteem, gastric issues, relationship issues, and addiction to alcohol and drug.
let's all raise awareness on bullying and to curb it's spread and influence in the society.
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