New York Times columnist Charles Blow wrote a very personal and powerful column, The Bleakness of the Bullied this weekend on the harm cause by bullying — which I personally call school mugging. Make sure you read it:
I have watched with a heavy heart these last few years as one child after another has committed suicide because he or she was bullied….I know that pain. I, too, was bullied as a child. And I, too, considered taking my life. I was 8 years old….I wrote that because I knew it — personally. Bullying isn’t just a harmless game. It can be a deadly one, and we need to be reminded of that constantly. You never know how your words are affecting another person. Sometimes they don’t tell. I never told.
Thanks Charles for opening up and addressing this crucial subject.