As we know, bullies need an audience when they bully their victims. Any time bystanders are near, the bully’s ego is fueled and the victim is made to suffer humiliation. Bullies need bystanders to demonstrate their perceived power and might in front of in order to feel good about themselves. They also need these onlookers to bait the victim and then use the victim’s reaction as evidence that the victim is, in fact, just a less than desirable person.
So why are bystanders prone to leave victims defenseless? There are several reasons:
As bystanders, we must always protect those who are at the pointy end of the bully’s spear. Any time a rumor or lie is spread about a victim, we must think critically and question it. In reality, most victims of bullying are exceptional people, with hearts of gold and meek or sweet dispositions. But because of the relentless grind of bullying, their reputations have been blackened so their bullies can continue the torment them freely and with impunity.
Cherie White, both a writer and author, joined the team after being discovered by Brian through her own personal blog and through social media. She has been writing ever since she was ten years old and has a love for writing articles, short stories and novels. She became intrigued with the new Pyngby app because it helps victims pinpoint victims and their harassers for easy protection and litigation if need be. Because she experienced severe bullying from sixth grade until changing schools during her last year of high school, she has a passion for spreading bullying awareness and helping those who are bullied and abused today. Her goal is to bring down the suicide rate among bullied children, teens and young adults. Her debut novel, “From Victim to Victor” is available now at LuLu. Cherie looks forward to helping victims through Watchdog Creative.
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