(Also a post request from kittykat91112)
There have been some bullying incidents on Animal Jam, but also in the world.
For all you bullies out there, for your information, bullying causes people pain physically, mentally, and emotionally. Also, in the past few years, bullying has lead to suicide. (For those of you who don't know what suicide is, it's when somebody kills themselves.)
I have heard some of my friends on Animal Jam saying that they have suicidal thoughts because of bullying, stress, and pressure, like from trading. Well not to be mean to you guys, but Animal Jam is kind of a dumb reason to be thinking about that.
Bullying hurts people, so if Animal Jam is causing you to think about this, the best thing is to stop playing it!
Yes, Animal Jam is a fun website for kids, but in my opinion, if Animal Jam causes people to have suicidal thoughts, Animal Jam should be shut down.
To stop bullying:
- Tell the bully to stop; if they don't, leave. It may be tempting to say something bad back, but it makes the situation worse.
- Report and ignore them, and leave the area!
- Email Animal Jam HQ about it at firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you see a friend being bullied, stand up for them! Tell the bully to stop bothering them!
- When a bully says something mean to you, like "Your ugly", it doesn't mean you really are! They could be jealous, or it's because they have problems and are taking it out on you.
- Don't let their mean sayings get to you. Don't think, "What if I really am ugly?" because no matter who you are, you are not ugly!
- Don't be telling a bunch of other people, because the bully could just be having a bad day. Maybe they are really a kind person who has lots of friends!