Banish Bullying

Banish Bullying

7/11/2018

By John Engh

Executive Director of NAYS

I am not ashamed to say I was the victim of bullying as a child. It is amazing how time can heal wounds, but I can tell you that there were moments I absolutely did not want to attend school. Through junior high school, I was always one of the smaller kids in class and – in more than one case – had to deal (or hide from) bigger, more aggressive kids.

I remember a day in shop class when one of these kids actually approached me from behind and choked me with a sanding belt. Our teacher saw the entire episode and never did a thing. I think for that reason I have always looked out for these types of behaviors as an adult and done my best to help out the bullied child, if possible.

For the rest of his column, which appears in this month’s issue of Parks and Rec Business magazine – READ MORE.

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