Bullying... How Can Guitars Help?
Can playing guitar help you cope with Bullying?
The Simple Answer is....YES!.
In this article, we are by no means saying that Guitar is a complete substitute for the Negative Effects of Bullying. There is so many amazing products and services out there for parents that can help them explain the effects of bullying. Also, teach us that being compassionate and understanding of people's differences is important!
First Thing is First.... Let's Discuss Bullying
Bullying at any age is unacceptable...but younger children have a difficult time knowing how to Cope
1 in Every 4 Children are Bullied...Also, 40% of all teenagers with internet access have reported being bullied on line during the past year"
Bullying and Suicide...
Being bullied is a very painful experience for young people. There is something to say about children who have to live their whole lives suffering internally with the effects of bullying. The worst scenario that can come from bullying is Suicide
No one is you, and that is your power
Invest in some books that can open up the discussion of bullying!
So...Where does Guitar come into play?
Guitars can help you make New Friends..
If you are being bullied and you are all alone, it can feel as thought nobody out there cares about you. Maybe you are a shy person who is very introverted, if you pick up a guitar it can help you gain confidence in yourself. This confidence will lead to you finding a group of people that love music and guitar along side of you.
Having friends and sense of belonging is the most important thing you can do if you are trying to cope with bullying. Not only because they can be there to comfort you, but if you find yourself some friends that have your back...maybe they will stand up for you and eliminate the threat of a bully altogether!
Make Guitar your Best Friend...
We might not be able to stop bullying...but how can others cope?