I’m sure that you’ve heard the phrase 'snitches get stitches.' I want you to really think about what that means.
You see, I think that people don’t understand what snitching really is when someone is seeking safety.
Bystander intervention has been found to be less common than expected. Many students witness bullying incidents but do not report them or intervene. Schools and organizations are working to educate students about the importance of standing up against bullying.
Unfortunately, I believe that bystanders choose not to act because the 'snitches get stitches' culture is so prevalent, and whether you know it or not, you and I have at one point or another supported that belief.
You see, there is great fear in REPORTING something out of concern that you will be seen as 'the snitch.'
I can think of several movies where a tragedy has happened, and the members of the community are still apprehensive or completely against reporting the perpetrator. The apprehension...
Most kids NEVER tell an adult that they're being bullied because they try to handle the situation alone or they fear that telling an adult might make matters worse.
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