Bullying Shouldn’t Happen at AES

Recently, Coach Dardar encouraged students to take a stand against bullying.

Fortunately, bullying has not been a big issue at Ascension Episcopal School; however, it does go on.  In order to stop it, we all need to come together as a school and learn to tolerate one another.

According to Coach Dardar, within the past three months, at least seven students have been bullied in one way or another.  That may not sound like a lot, but it is at least four percent of our campus’s population.

Some bullies harass their targets physically by punching or hitting them, while others use verbal insults to hurt the other person.  Students also bully other people by excluding them or gossiping about them.  Whether someone is using harsh words to hurt someone or is beating them up, neither should take place.  Both are wrong and cruel.

Bullying is important to take seriously.  Of course, there are going to be people in our lives with whom we do not get along, but that does not mean that we have to be rude to them.

At Ascension Episcopal School, all students should feel welcome to hang out together or sit at the same table.  No one should feel excluded.  If someone sees another student being bullied or purposely left out, he or she should always make an effort to include that person. It’s the people who watch these kinds of things happen who have the most power.  If enough people acted, we could make Ascension a place where bullying doesn’t exist.