Anti-Bullying Monument: Argument
The public should be educated and reminded of the negative effects bullying can have on its victims. People who are victims of bullying deserve to be supported and they need to know that they are not alone. “The victims of bullying are more likely to miss, skip, or drop out of school.” The victims of bullying are not only being ostracized, but they are also missing out on an education. In addition to the lack of education, victims of bullying are “between two to nine times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims.” It is important for everyone in the community to engage together to send a unified message against bullying. There are programs ...view middle of the document...
Swings: The swings express the message “no matter how high you get, you can always come back down.” No matter how bad the bullying gets, there will always be a sense of comfort in the end. The swings consist of two colors; red and white. The swings are red because red symbolizes love, desire, and strength. The swings are white because white symbolizes peace.
We included rocks because the rocks represent security, reliability, and solidness. Victims of bullying need as much security, reliability, and solidness as they can get. Bullying is difficult to deal with and victims need a support system.
We included grass because the color green symbolizes good luck and a sense of renewal. Also, “the grass is greener on the other side.”
We included purple flowers because the color purple symbolizes transformation and enlightenment. Our monument gives hope to victims of bullying. Our monument encourages victims to get past bullying; victims can transform into strong individuals. We are conveying an important message with our monument; we are enlightening society.
We included stairs because “you will eventually get to the top.” No matter how difficult bullying can be, it won’t last forever.
Anti-Bullying Monument: Alternatives
In the beginning, we originally planned to incorporate a maze into our monument. The maze was going to have several rooms. Each room was going to inform viewers about the different types of bullying; each room would focus on a...