He’s Just A Kid
Bullying has ravaged worldwide and may become a problem needing a cure. The world would be a better place without violence and intimidation. One of the most popular reasons that people bully others is because of anger and frustration. However, this would not be acceptable behavior as appropriate. In fact, we can all be thankful and not to bully others. Nevertheless, people tend to forget this information and bully others. However, one father, who would not tolerate such insensitivity, put a stop to it. He smiled as he pulled on his coat.
He Was Bullied
The story revolves around Joey Mason. He avoids going anywhere and spends his time playing around with his ball. In addition to the bullying Joey was subjected to, he also had a happy childhood playing at the park. His day was about to dramatically change.
His Favorite Spot
It became clear that he was not going to be accepted at his favorite place. A group of teenagers congregated near the location where he usually played. It was unfortunate to see that some people just don’t understand how to deal with bullying, but something was still needed to be done.
A Happy Day Turned Into a Nightmare
Joey Mason started being bullied when he was in fourth grade. This is why he is so fond of cats and dogs. He lives in a neighborhood in Toronto, Canada. In his community, there was a park where kids can freely play. He always played with the ball after school hours in the park. Things started getting out of hand.
One time when schools were concluding, Joey’s outdoor visit turned into a hapless experience. Older boys were bullying the younger child. For Joey, this park was a very peaceful place where he could escape all the troubles going on around him.
I Am A Victim of Bullying
Joey Mason wanted an outlet that came from being bullied because of his sadness. “My name is Joey and I am 10 years old,” he wrote on social media. ” I am a bullying victim. It really hurts me. Please, stop bullying.” A 10-year-old felt compelled on social media to write this!
The netizens drew a great deal of attention to his message. Many people saw his message, but the individual who mattered the most was unnoticed. His father didn’t know about his position and didn’t know anything about the reality that his son was being bullied.
He Felt Uneasy And Alarmed
The only thing every parent would wish for was what was best for their children. If their children felt sadness and pain, it would be natural for a mother or a father to become concerned. Joey’s father was just like other parents. He observed that his son does seem to struggle daily and he felt alarmed as well as anxious.
Talking About It
He decided to investigate what caused his son to create these emotions. He tried to speak with his child, but he refused to talk about the issue. Joey shut himself off from his parents, his mood deteriorated, but when it came to talking about it, he wouldn’t move.
The father of Joey Mason picked up on the changes his son was going through the moment he changed schools. He knew that the moment he transferred, his happy baby boy was beginning to turn into an emotional wreck. He couldn’t help but wonder what had caused it to help him. Perhaps it’s because of the environment of the school, the educators, or perhaps other learners.
Something’s Not Right
Joey’s father would see that his son was back crying every time his son came home from school. This was a sign that there was something wrong. He did not have enough proof, however, that his son was being bullied. He chose to get to the bottom of the problem.
Once he had found it all out, he could not believe it was happening. Whether the solution he came up with was sneaky or underhanded, he did not care. He knew there was something he needed to do for his son and that action had to be taken.
He Came Up With The Best Plan
He was extremely concerned about his son, and as days passed, he did not want his child to become sadder and sadder. He was unable to take it any longer. He made the decision, ultimately, that he should act swiftly. He did not, that being said, know how yet. He had been thinking for such a long time about what course of action he should take. And finally, he came up with the best plan he was able to pull off.
What Was The Cause Of Bullying?
Father Joey Mason did think it all through and spent quite a lot of time planning. Shortly, he came to understand that other folks, such as his classmates, might have bullied his son or that he might even be one of his teachers. Their family situation was all right, so he was sure the problem isn’t with the family.
He was just not yet confident how the full story could be known. At this point, he was riddled with worry and starting to feel hopeless. It eventually got to the point where, once classes finished, he chose to secretly follow his son to the local park. And that’s when it all came to light.
His World Turned Upside Down
It was disheartening that the moment for Joey to play outdoors would turn upside down and could even become a child’s nightmare. This was due to bullies. Joey had been busy having fun with his ball, and he was approached by some teenagers who came by. They were not aware that there was someone who was closely watching them all.
He’s The Target
Whatever the possible explanation was, that spring, there had been a bunch of teenagers who decided to target Joey Mason. This had been happening for months and it did appear that this group of teenagers would be there to bully him for all the times and places that Joey went before and after school.
Strong & Brave
Luckily, Joey was a kid who was strong and brave. He chose to disregard their name-calling. His strength was epitomized by the fact that he could do this. The group did not, however, leave him alone and they even decided to step up their game of abusive behavior.
Joey Was In Trouble
He was a very innocent boy, Joey Mason, and he didn’t like to trouble other people. This could be one of the reasons why this team chose to target the child. Joey was friends with the other guys with the other people who were present because it started to look like they knew him on a personal basis.
At school, Joey was scared of protecting himself. The other students who were aware of the bullying were too scared to step up, while the teachers were unaware that the bullying had already taken place. Many educators believe that these were just children acting like children and were definitely just fooling around. They’ve been wrong…
He had already been bullied in school, and that even now in the park, he was pushed into the corner by this group of terrible teenagers. Fortunately, somebody else was observing the whole scenario in the park. The individual would hopefully help Joey out of such chaos.
It Escalated Quickly
As they took the ball from Joey, the group of teens were having a good time and had no interest in giving it back. Things could escalate quickly, that being said since no one stepped up to take action. Regrettably, though, for outsiders, situations only appeared fine because it only seemed as if the children were trying to play.
But although on the outside they seemed to be friendly, the real nature of these young teens was that of sheep in wolf’s clothes. They had some other motives, intentions that also before should have been noticed. What’s next is just unfair for any child to have to go through…
It’s Not Getting Any Good
In the group, there’s someone who teased, “Hey kid, a nice ball you got there. Can I see it?” And the teenager had already kicked the ball away from him before Joey could react in any way. Joey was trying to protest and shouted, “It’s mine!”
They Continued On
The teenager, however, continued his harassment and responded, “Come on, just give it to me, man. It’s just a ball.” The group of children was completely ignorant that they’re being observed, as all of this was taking place.
It’s Time To Step Up
The man was intently watching the interaction between Jason and the other teens. He stayed hidden from their sight, and he shifted his focus to the four boys as the teenager’s teasing continued to increase. The older teen kicked the ball towards the other side, away from Joey.
The Man Gets Involved
The man finally decided at this point that it was time to stand up. The naughty teenagers did not realize that this was the father of Joey. At the right moment, he was finally in the right place and he was prepared to walk in.
A Man Approached The Boys
Joey’s father asked the group of teenagers, in a disapproving voice, “Gentlemen, what exactly do you think you are doing?” The instant the group turned speechless, Joey attempted to just get the ball back as they did not know how to react. Just a few more seconds later, however, they had become bold as well as attempted to fleece the father.
“Just Playing Ball, Sir”
The teenagers acted innocent and responded with, “Just playing ball, sir.” They hoped the man who confronted them would start leaving them alone. The guy did not buy what they were saying, that being said. What the guy said next were the actual words that we’d like to hear when we put them in the very same shoes as Joey’s.
The man asked the teens, “Why are you picking on a little kid?” And when the group of adolescents stayed quiet, he went on, “Don’t you think your parents would love this? You guys getting arrested for picking on a little kid?” One of the teenagers finally murmured, “No.” With his questioning, the man continued.
It Did Not End Here
In an angry voice, the man asked, “Why didn’t you guys stop him? You guys wanna be part of this?” He was mad but also pleased that he’s there to assist his son get out of the scenario. The man began with his questioning. He was facing Joey and verified his situation, whether or not he was okay.
He decided to give him the ball back as well. He then started to turn to the teenage group and advised them to find another neighborhood and leave the child alone. Finally, someone was sticking up for Joey. The tale did not end here, however.
Give Them What They Deserve
Just a few days after the park incident, Joey’s father began walking his son to school. Next to each other, the duo came up with a plan. They decided to walk through the neighborhood where Joey had been waiting for the bullies. He was prepared to give them what they did deserve and he wanted to make sure they would never again turn to bully.
The very first piece of their strategy is to let Joey go ahead while waiting for his father. And the group of bullies was waiting for Joey, as they had expected, near the usual street corner. They immediately recognized the kid as soon as Joey passed by and they began calling him names. However, this time, Joey’s father was ready. He walked to them and shouted, “Hey!” “to attract their interest. As he opened his coat, he grinned.
Frighten The Bullies
After they saw the white uniform beneath his coat, the group of teens was shocked. They scrambled once they saw the white uniform. Joey’s father screamed, ‘I was thinking so! “When the teens were running away. As he grinned, he tightened the black belt up to his waist. He was happy with the way things turned out. He discovered his old Judo uniform recently and decided to wear it under his coat to scare the bullies.
Taking A Stand
Like Joey, many celebrities spoke up and showed support for those who had been bullied. No one would want to experience bullying, which was also the primary reason why many individuals took a stand on the issue. Joey Mason’s story had parallels with the movements of Anti Bullying.
Keaton’s Heartbreaking Message
Last December 2017, there was a video that went viral. It was from Keaton Jones, a young boy. He tearfully narrated his experiences of being bullied in his video. A lot of comments and reactions were given to the video. It even managed to ignite a national bullying-related conversation. Bandeira was also encouraged by these events to conduct his own social experiment to face the problem of bullying.
Support For Keaton
To demonstrate their support for Keaton Jones, many public figures posted on Twitter. To the point that famous people joined in, the video went viral. Actually, the majority of heart-warming messages were from celebrities. Chris Evans was most famous for his role as Captain America, and he went so far as to show Keaton and his family a huge demonstration of his support. He urged the young kid to remain strong and even invited him to the premiere of the new Avengers movie. Not the only one to show support was Chris Evans.
They knew how much he absolutely adored the sport, and Delanie Walker chose to go the extra mile for him. Numerous NFL players did stand by Keaton’s side. Walker went to Instagram and posted a video expressing his views on bullying. He said, “Sorry that bullying has been taking place at your school. Hopefully, this video and all the tweets that are being put out there make awareness to stop bullying.” He had an offer…
Walker said, “Myself and the Tennessee Titans would love to have you if you can come to a game.” In the Week 17 game against the Jaguars, Keaton was invited. Tickets were given to him and his family. He even had some of his favorite players to meet.
The video has been viewed over 15 million times. Two back to back videos were even posted to Keaton by Justin Bieber. Bieber said, “Keaton, you’re a damn beast. You’re a boss.” The star wanted to motivate and encourage him.
Are You Willing To Support?
How about you there? Would you really be ready to show your support for those being bullied? Will you be capable of supporting them to help them come to terms with their scenario? If you had faced the same kind of position as Joey Mason as well as Keaton Jones, what you’d have done?
Bullying Is Not Right
Intimidation should never be validated. It would always be incorrect, and nobody was worth bullying. No one should experience it, ever. No one should impact other individuals negatively and go as far as to make someone else unhappy.
Awareness And Response To Bullying
These examples have shown us that intimidation is always wrong. If they were the ones being bullied, one of the ways to make the perpetrators realize their error would be to ask them what they would feel and do. In modern society, this could be one step closer to our goal of eradicating bullying.
Increased In Cyber Bullying
Social media has helped us to get closer and connect faster, but online bullying has also made it immensely easier. Both in real life and online, many students have experienced bullying. To deal with the bullying, most of them have even considered self-harm.
Be Kind To Others, Save A Life
If we noticed someone being bullied, we could be able to save someone simply by being kind to others and not turning a blind eye. And the golden rule, please keep in mind: do not do to others what you do not want others to do to you. It was also possible to apply this rule to bullying.