To the parents, students, teachers, bullying targets and bystanders, I ask you if this story applies to any of you? If it does, please change your thinking now. Please!
There were 500 students in a school. They all had similar names. Some of them were named Everybody. Some of them were named Somebody. Some were named Anybody and some were named Nobody.
When the students, teachers and parents found out that there was bullying going on in the school, Everybody was sure that Somebody would do something about it.
Anybody could have helped the situation but Nobody did.
Somebody got angry about the bullying going on because it was up to Everybody to do something to help the kids being bullied but Nobody did.
Everybody did absolutely nothing because they thought that Anybody could have helped to solve the problem.
Everybody thought that Anybody would help.
Nobody realized that Everybody would do nothing to help.
As it happened, Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done to stop the bullying.
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Do you know a lonely kid who needs a friend? Maybe the lonely kid is your kid or maybe the kid is someone else’s kid. It doesn’t matter whose kid it is. What matters is that you do something to help that lonely kid because all kids need friends.
Maybe the kid is different in some way or maybe the kid is new to the school or neighborhood. Maybe the kid has a learning disability. Whatever the reason is that the kid doesn’t have friends, you need to help in some way. Sometimes adults understand things better than kids do so you need to take charge and do something to help the kid.
How to Help a Lonely Kid
There are some easy things you can do. If the kid isn’t your kid, you can suggest that your kid makes friends with the lonely kid. If the kid is a student and you are a teacher, you can do something to get the kid involved with other kids. Like you could break the class into small groups and do it in a way that the lonely kid would be in a group of kids that would be nice. That way it will be easier for the lonely kid to make friends.
If the kid is your kid, you can connect with other parents and invite other kids over to your house so that your kid has a chance to make friends. If the lonely kid is your kid, a great thing to do would be to get the kid a pet to love. I especially like dogs and you can probably guess why. Dogs are amazing friends for kids. A lonely kid won’t be as lonely if the kid has a dog for a best friend. Dogs get what lonely kids are feeling. Dogs just love and love and they make lonely kids feel less lonely.
The most important thing to remember is that you need to do something to help a lonely kid. You will help a lonely kid won’t you?