Bullying is like a disease that feeds off the bloodline of social acceptance, fueled by fear and pain. The behavior is repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.


The conflict of bullying not only affects the victim (can be almost any age but is most likely school aged) , but also the witness because they happen to see the bullying happening so they can choose to ignore it or to stand up and tell and adult. It can also affect the adult. But most of all it affects the bully because of the emotional pain they are going through causing them to want to take it out on the victim.
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Why a monument?

Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying. 17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester.1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time. By age 14 less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying. With statistics like this in todays society it is clear this we need to share the idea of how bullying can affect people.


This monument would need to be placed where many people could see it. With America as the most influenced by bullying makes a good choice on where the message can be spread. New York City would be the best city due to its large population.

My hopes

I can only believe that the site of this monument will not only remind but influence others that Sending positive messages can improve people's self-esteem and decrease unhealthy, negative thoughts. We need to be reminded of the people who struggle daily on why they are on this earth.So we can reminded them that they are loved and accepted for who they are. We need to spread the word about bullying to bring it to an end. One day we will bring an end to bullying.
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this is an idea on what I would want the monument to look like but being much bigger with the nail human size and the hammer hovering over them.