Labels Don’t Define You

Jun
2014
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posted by on Bullying, Bullying prevention, Cyberbullying, cyberbullying prevention, Online bullying

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LabelsBullyingWords matter, we have heard this over and over again – because it is true.

It doesn’t matter how old you are, when you are continually labeled a lazy person or fat, ugly, disgusting, and other cruel words — eventually you may start to believe them or worse – start to become them.

We have a responsibility with our tongue and with our keystrokes to use our language with respect and kindness.  Treat others are we want to be treated, yes, it is a cliche, but an important one.

As someone that has experienced online bullying and offline also, I know firsthand how difficult it can be to simply move forward from it – as many people will flippantly say to others.  You have to have a sense of confidence in yourself as well as a strong circle of friends that will always be there for you as you go through the process of understanding that just because someone else is using these vicious words to describe you, they are a nobody in the universe of life.  They are most likely very unhappy and projecting their sad life on to you.

Okay, it sounds good in concept, but believe it or not, it’s true – though I understand you are still feeling the pain of their words and keystrokes that were used to attack.

Gravitate to the positive in your life, your family, your friends – and never allow those labels to define you.  They simply are not who you are.  Only you can define yourself.


Visit StopBullying.gov for more information.

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