Once Again Bullying Behavior Destroys a Life
BBC News reports that bullying behavior has claimed yet another victim, Izzy Dix, age 14, who apparently killed herself after struggling with cyber bullying. This kind of tragedy must end. We at the IFI just recently have published an Anti-Bullying Forgiveness Program focused on helping those who bully to forgive. You see, those who bully usually have pent-up anger…..and they displace their own wounds onto others. Our program is meant to take the anger out of the heart of those who bully so that they no longer bully others. Here is information on that life-giving program, which we hope gets into as many schools, internationally, as possible.
What is particularly sad is that we posted a very similar blog in October of 2012….and the tragedies continue.
Your approach makes much sense. Bullies do not just all of a sudden decide to destroy lives. There is a process here that involves much hurt, much mayhem probably, inflicted on a bully before he finds delight in being cruel to others. You have a solution here that has great merit.
I have been bullied and all I could see were flashing eyes and meanness. I had not stopped to think that here is a poor person so torn up inside that she is getting her pleasure from my pain. It makes a lot of sense.
It makes a lot of sense that the ones who do the bullying are the ones who are angry and they just make others angry. Addressing this global problem by targeting the anger in the ones who do the bullying is a great idea. I hope educators listen to this for the sake of the next victim.
Pauline, yes, I agree. A key is to get educators to listen to this. How can that be made to happen?
I just asked this question of making forgiveness education “happen” by posing a question at Ask Dr Forgiveness.