I'm Speaking Up but You're Not Listening 2nd edition
We want to protect our children by any means necessary. Sadly, we cannot be with them every moment of the day. Children should be living a carefree life and always smiling, laughing filled with peace, and harmony; not worrying about the troubles of what tomorrow will bring. Our children should have a wide range of imagination and think about the greatest mysteries that they think of accomplishing; not making sacrifices of giving up their clothes, lunch money, or being robbed of their personality, and striped from their self-esteem. As parents, guardians, teachers, and higher authorities we are our children’s better days, we are the outcome of their future, we are the pieces of the puzzle that could put their shattered confidence back together. When our children are hopeless we are the light that shines brightly to renew their hope. We are our children's voices when all else has failed. Bullying shouldn’t be taken lightly. Sadly, bullying is played down in school, some teachers, administrators, and sometimes at home by the parents. We have to change this continuous cycle. It has gone on too far for way too long. Our children shouldn’t be victims of suicide or have suicidal thoughts, because someone thinks they have the ability to strip them bit by bit and piece by piece of their birthright of life. Bullying is a ‘silent killer’ We shouldn’t give anyone the ability to rob our children from happiness. We have the power to change the situation. For those who feel as though bullying is an unknown situation, let’s dare to be different and make the situation known by opening the problem at hand—by speaking up and finding a solution to the problem. Now is the time to decide to make the change. Now is the time to dissect and look at every angle in the distasteful world of bullying. Now is the time for us to put our best foot forward and take on the responsibility of saving our children from being killed or destroyed from bullying also known as the Silent Killer. Our children shouldn’t be a prisoner from what a bully has cast on them. The time has come to take action to stop bullying and the time is now.
About Charlena E. Jackson (Atlanta, Georgia Author)
Charlena E. Jackson, M.S., M.H.A. is a professor at a university in Georgia. She is a prolific writer and has published several books, among them, being: If I Lose Myself, I’ll Lose It All, In Love with Blindfolds On, The Stars Choose Our Lovers, No Cross, No Crown: Trust God Through the Battle (1st & 2nd edition), Teachers Just Don’t Understand Bullying Hurts (1st & 2nd edition), I’m Speaking Up but You’re Not Listening (1st & 2nd edition), A Woman’s Love is Never Good Enough (1st & 2nd edition), Dear Fathers of the Fatherless Children, Dying on the Inside and Suffocating on the Outside, and Unapologetic for My Flaws and All (1st and 2nd edition). Her positive, dedicated, and determined attitude has encouraged many people to put up a good fight for justice and to be treated with respect. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Healthcare Administration. Charlena is a much-loved inspirational speaker. She loves to read, roller skate, cycle, write, and travel.