Last month a girl, Brandy Vela (see picture on the left) killed herself, putting a gun to her chest while her family begged her not to. She was 18 years old and she had been relentlessly bullied.
Brandy’s sister says she had always been bullied for her weight. Brandy had to change her phone number and had even reported the bullying to the police, but was told they couldn’t help her. They couldn’t do anything because the suspects used an app and it wasn’t traceable and they couldn’t do anything until something happened.
Jackie said she knew something was wrong when she got a text from Brandy on Tuesday saying “I love you so much, please remember that, and I’m sorry for everything”. Worried, she called her parents and grandparents. They rushed home to their house in Texas City, where they found Brandy in her room with a gun. The family pleaded with the teen not to pull the trigger. But Brandy had made up her mind.
Bullying can be physical, for example hitting, pushing, making rude gestures or breaking another person’s things, or emotional, like name- calling, making fun of someone or trying to make someone feel bad about who they are.
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We would like to suggest 3 pieces of advice if you feel you are being bullied:
- Talk to an adult you trust. Don't keep your feelings inside.
- Stay away from places where bullying happen
- Try to talk with the bullies.
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What do think about bullying? What can we do to fight this horrible phenomenon?
SOMETHING WE’RE SURE OF? BULLIES ARE LOSERS!
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