Anti-Bully 24/7: Female Bullying
Female bullying is the most common form of bullying. It’s what immediately pops up in your mind when someone says ‘bully’. Yes, I’m a girl but I can say, without a doubt, girls can be vicious.
Female bullies will pretend to be your friend, get you to trust them and tell them all of your secrets. Then, the minute you have a disagreement, or even just because they’re mean and they want to, they tell all of those deep, personal, embarrassing secrets. Now, I’m not saying don’t ever trust anyone, nor am I telling you to keep secrets and bottle them up inside. Doing that isn’t healthy and will just lead towards a very lonely life. All I’m saying is to be careful.
Mean girls will form cliques and only allow certain people in their ‘group’ to make themselves feel superior to others. This can be for a number of reasons; whether they have low self-esteem, they don’t feel loved, they have a bad home life, they were bullied themselves and this list goes on.
Often these girls will not resort to physical violence, as is common with male bullying, but their actions can be just as harmful or worse. This includes blackmailing, degrading people with words, crushing any sense of self-esteem, teasing, embarrassing people in front of crowds, manipulation, etc. And the worst part of it is that these girls can attack anywhere or any time (i.e. at school, public places and/or social media). They can trick the victim into not telling an adult by threatening them or telling them that people will call them names if they do so, making them scared to ask for help.
If you see someone being bullied, tell someone! Stand up for them and don’t just walk by wishing that the bully would stop or that someone would stand up for them. Be that person!!
“There’s no point to living life unless you make history and the best way to make history is to help others.”– Demi Lovato
Madison McDermott is a 13 year old actress, living her dream in Los Angeles, CA. A naturally creative type, she also loves writing, drawing, and has an innate love of music. She is an 8th grader at California Pacific Charter Schools, a virtual school that allows her flexibility for her busy schedule. In her free time, she is also a volunteer for the LA based organization, Beyond Bullies (www.beyondbullies.org). Madison is extremely passionate about the anti-bullying movement and is using her creativity to bring attention to bullying as well as helping those who are being bullied.