The Importance of Support (A Personal Story)


Daryl shares below what is yet another bullying story. The difference is that Daryl points out how important having a good support person, like a parent, friend, relative, or mentor, is to successfully getting through these difficult times. As he Daryl shares, no young person should be afraid of going to school, but as we know, there still are many. Thanks to Daryl for sharing. ~Alan Eisenberg


Bullying has been a major problem in America’s schools for many years and it has gotten worse as the years went by. This is an issue that I care so deeply about because I was bullied and teased constantly in school from Kindergarten to the twelve grade. It wasn’t easy to go through what I went through in regular school. Every year I was teased and bullied on a daily basis from Monday to Friday. I had to endure a lot in school from the name calling, physical abuse, and mental abuse. At times I felt like I was alone and that no one cared about me because of what I was going through.

What helped me to get through this ordeal was that I had my mother to talk to me and encourage me. I also had other people such as teachers and principals to help guide me and make me feel better. Despite of all what I went through in school I still manage to make it. I say this to make a point that a lot needs to be done to stop bullying and cyber bullying that is going on in our nation’s schools.  It’s not fair and it’s not right that any young person should have to go school and get teased and bullied. No young person should be afraid of going to school knowing that they are going to be bullied.

I don’t want any young person to go through what I had to endure when I went to regular school. Bullying needs to be addressed much more in our nation’s schools, churches, and communities. The issue of bullying has too long been overlooked in the news and media and that needs to stop. There is a lot that teachers, principals, school officials and other educators can do to address the issue of bullying and try to stop it from going on by any means necessary. There is so much that parents can do to address bullying. There is so much that we as a community can do to help address bullying. Everyone must stand up and try to put an end to all bullying and cyber bullying going on in America’s schools.
~Daryl Hill


Alan Eisenberg’s new book about the long-term effects of bullying and his personal experiences, “A Ladder In The Dark”, is now available through Amazon and other fine book retail outlets.

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