A teacher was teaching the class about bullying and gave them the following task. They were asked to crumple a piece of paper with their hands and to tread all over it.
The children were then asked to try to smooth the paper out as much as they could and, when they realised it would never be as smooth as before, they were asked to say the word ‘sorry’. Even though they said ‘sorry’ and tried to make the paper as smooth as possible, the teacher pointed out all the scars – the creases – that had remained, and that those scars will never completely disappear.
The teacher then explained that this is what happens to a person who is bullied. The bully may say they are sorry but some scars last forever. Please share to help reduce bullying, and if you’re a parent or a teacher do this activity with your child or class.