Just watched the movie "Bully" and it reminded me of this one time I witnessed someone being bullied and I tried to stop it. I was friends with someone who wasn't very nice, but this person was popular, so of course, the fact that said person liked me and wanted to be my friend had me willing to do anything for her. One day at recess we were all standing in a group when we saw this girl walk by. I knew this girl to be an outcast made bitter by constant teasing, but nice if you approached her carefully. Anyways, my "friend" looked at the four or five of us and with a new spark in her eyes said, "Come on." And she turned and led us to where the girl was standing alone. I had a bad feeling that this wasn't going to be good and I stayed a little back from the others. I can't quite remember what was specifically said to this girl, but I know it was not nice. Finally, I said "_____, stop." She turned around and looked at me like I was insane. "What? Are you siding with her?" I shrugged, not knowing how to stand up to her more than I already did. She gave me that horrible look again but walked off and let the other girl be. I continued to be friends with her after this and never once talked to the bullied girl. Now I wish I could go back and do more for this girl. I don't know what happened to her, or where she is now. I don't know if my friend continued to bully people because I drifted away from her towards the end of the year. I wish I would've had the courage to make more of a stand than I did. Bullying is a huge problem in all schools and it needs to be stopped. If you are witnessing someone being bullied, imagine yourself in their position. How would you feel is no one tried to help you? So be the person to help these victims. Make a difference in their lives.
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