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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Bullying can be fatal

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Bullying is something many people can relate to ("B is for Bully: Calif. city may criminalize bullying; kindergartners would be subject to penalties," Web, May 7). It's not only limited to children in schools, because it can easily transition into the workplace.

Simply because we don't hear about it as often nowadays does not mean it is not there. It's very real, except it has become much harder to detect. In our times, with our ever-increasing technological savvy, bullying can easily be done invisibly and silently, and the effects are just as bad.

Rehtaeh Parsons, Amanda Todd and Todd Loik should be familiar names. These individuals had many things in common: all were Canadian teenagers with bright futures ahead of them. However, they did not live these futures because they all committed suicide to escape the torture of bullying. They are proof that bullying can easily kill.

Bullying is not a joke. It affects people's social lives and academic performance, and often induces suicidal thoughts. Bullying in the wrong place at the wrong time can easily become fatally tragic. I implore Washington Times readers to raise awareness to bullying and help end it. Unified, we are strong. Bullied, we are torn.

FADI DAWOOD

Ajax, Ontario

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