"The girl you just called fat? She has been starving herself and has lost over 30lbs. The boy you just called stupid? He has a learning disability & studies over four hours a night. The girl you just called ugly? She spends hours putting makeup on hoping people will like her. The boy you just tripped? He is abused enough at home. There's a lot more to people than you think."
I found this on facebook. I really hope it makes people stop and think. As a educator who spends a great deal of time with children and young adults, I can tell you that there is almost always more to people than they show at school. Most children have hidden lives that make them easy targets for bullies but that make me want to take them home with me and keep them safe. Bullying causes self-hate, depression, and even suicide. Please keep your hurtful looks, words, and actions to yourself. Everyone deserves to feel safe at school.