Make a Difference

The M.A.D. (Make A Difference) organization was made to make a difference in the lives of people all over the nation. We hope to make a difference and spread the awareness of the importance of bullying and the impact that it creates, as we know bullying can destroy lives as it can lead to suicide, depression, detachment, and poor academic performance. It is our hope to change the lives of many people for a better future.

Statistics say:  “When it comes to verbal bullying, this type of bullying is the most common type with about 77 percent of all students being bullied verbally in some way or another including mental bullying or even verbal abuse. These types of bullying can also include spreading rumors, yelling obscenities or other derogatory terms based on an individual’s race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc. Out of the 77 percent of those bullied, 14 percent have a severe or bad reaction to the abuse, according to recent school bullying statistics”. These numbers make up the students that experience poor self-esteem, depression, anxiety about going to school and even suicidal thoughts (bullycide) as a result of being bullied by their peers.

As a community we should do our part and help bully victims, in order to make a difference we need to be the difference. We M.A.D. have pledged to be the difference in anyone’s life.

Think Before You Speak~ Alejandra V.

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3 Responses to Make a Difference

  1. powcart says:

    From my experience, you’re right about bullying sticking with someone as they go on, but I also wonder if bullies know that they’re bullying and if teaching them could help stop the problem. In my experience after bullying ends, bullies don’t recognize that they did something wrong, but that may be a unique experience. Do you think that all bullies know what they did is wrong, at least at an elementary school level it could be an issue of a bully’s moral radar being off. Maybe that could explain why, despite numerous attempts by parents, teachers, and school administrators, bullying is still a strong issue in schools. Just a theory, though.
    Sarah O.


  2. What most people don’t understand is that bullying is serious. I have seen people bully others and think it is some type of game or it’s a joke. It isn’t. Bullying has gotten so bad, especially in social media and schools, that we don’t even know how to control it anymore. It is pretty bizarre to think that people are willing to commit suicide, or are suffering from depression, poor academic performances, and detachment because another individual feels the need to express feelings in a negative and hurtful way. Society’s definitely need to imply more programs against bullying to get the message out to people because it’s sad to see people suffering when they shouldn’t be.
    -Paulina R.


  3. I believe what your group is doing; speaking on behalf of kids getting bullied is a good inspirational thing. People of all ages are bullied each and every day. So many things can come out of bullying depression, self-harm, suicide, and so many other issues. Bullying is something that always goes constantly; people just need to learn to leave others alone bullying is not worth anything. I feel that people that do this only do it for the attention, whether it’s fitting in or trying to make themselves feel better. So many schools have non bullying policies but don’t really find ways to put a stop to this, more people should be aware of these types of things because it can happen to just about everyone and anyone. People should put a stop to this, we all need to show people that bullying doesn’t do anything but harm, nothing good ever comes out of bullying. – Naomi R.


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