Over the weekend, a very heartbreaking video of a Tennessee middle school student named Keaton Jones went viral. His mother recorded a video of him describing the mean and hurtful things he’s suffered at the hands of bullies at his school.
In the video, Keaton begins to cry as he asks his mom how in the world people find joy in hurting innocent people. “Why do you find joy in taking innocent people and finding a way to be mean to ’em?” Keaton asks tearfully. He adds, “It’s not okay.”
The little boy continues to cry as he describes what the other children say and do to him at school. Keaton says that the bullies call him ugly, tell him that he has no friends and they’ve even poured milk on him!
Eventually, Keaton misters up the strength to lend some advice to other kids who may be being bullied. “If you are being bullied just don’t let it bother you,” he says through tears. “It’s hard but it will probably get better one day.”
Keaton’s mother uploaded the video to her Facebook in order to raise awareness for bullying in hopes that her son’s story could help someone else.
Roommates, if you have children then you must take the initiative to talk to them about bullying and the damage it can cause! Child suicide rates are at an all-time high and bullying is the #1 cause! We have to raise a better, more empathetic and emotionally literate generation of children, because this cycle has to stop!
Pray for these babies! They are HURTING!
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