Erin Kelley

     Psychology is defined as the scientific study of the human mind and its functions, especially those affecting behavior in a given context. It involves your mental health and emotions. In the news recently, there has been many reports on bullying and suicides due to bullying. Many of these bullied victims are between the ages of 13-18. However, in late October in 2013, a seven-year-old boy refused to go back to school because his friends were bullying him. Cameron Hale was in first grade when he was first bullied. He was refusing to go back to school or have play dates with anyone of his friends. "Cameron finally broke down in tears and told me that several boys at school had been teasing him relentlessly, making fun of his hair, his clothes, calling him names, and not letting him play at recess. And one of those boys was his good friend," his mother said. Once second grade started, the bullying continued. Cameron's mother went to the principal with her concerns. The principle said that it wasn't bullying behavior, it was simply boys being mean. She returned several times with the same complaint. Due to the lack of help from the district, the Hale family moved away to escape the cruel treatment from Cameron.

     Typically children are happy and easily make friends. Everyone in your class was your friend. As you get older, you become selective and aware of how people treat you. A seven-year-old boy should not be treated in such a harsh way. This kid could potentially have mental health problems. Psychologically, being bullied has long-term, negative effects on your brain. Being bullied at such a young age could severely hurt this future.


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