Many of you reading this may have experienced bullying or are still going through it. Many of you have threatened to tell on a meanie and have been called a 'tattler' 'tattletale' or 'snitch'. Seems like a bad thing, right? Not a bit!
There's a major difference between Tattling and Telling. When you tattle, you make a lie or fake report about someone, blaming them for something you did / or something nobody did at all. It's like when somebody drops a jug of milk in a cafeteria, and some bully goes saying that the person threw a tantrum about the food, breaking the milk in a hissy fit. Bah! That is a shameful thing for someone to do, villainizing someone's honest mistake and making them get punished for it.
Telling on someone is different, it's when you stand up for yourself or others by telling to authorities, like a teacher or parent. Bullies often try to convince you that you're tattling and snitching, but that isn't true. You aren't saying an innocent person is bad just for a laugh, you're standing up by reporting something mean! It isn't a cowardly move, it's a brave one! A 'cowardly' move would be abiding by the chokes, spits, and burbles of 'HUEEH, ITS A TATTLETALE!'
Stand up! Be brave! Show that you aren't the coward they say you are for telling.
Thank you for reading this, happy Anti Bullying Month! =^w^=
I'm Iris, a kid who has lots of reflections and views on life as I experience it. I love to read topics about the world around us, other people's ideas and opinions, and just about anything that I'm curious about and interested in.