Stop Bullying, Like Milla

9 year old Milla did something that would be impossible for most adults. She completed an obstacle course, known as the Bullfrog, designed for Navy Seals. Milla did it in six circuits, and her coach who is also her father says he is very proud. However, despite how strong and determined Milla is, she says she was bullied at school. She wanted to stop the bullying, not through violence but through inspiration. She said she ran the course as a way to inspire all children who are victims of bullying.

Pacer.org states that-

  • Students who experience bullying are at increased risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety, and depression. (Center for Disease Control, 2015)
  • Students who engage in bullying behavior are at increased risk for academic problems, substance use, and violent behavior later in adolescence and adulthood. (Center for Disease Control, 2015)
  • Students who are both targets of bullying and engage in bullying behavior are at greater risk for both mental health and behavior problems than students who only bully or are only bullied. (Center for Disease Control, 2015)
  • Students who experience bullying are twice as likely as non-bullied peers to experience negative health effects such as headaches and stomachaches. (Gini and Pozzoli, 2013)
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