Berikut ini pusmeong.com menghadirkan contoh pidato bahasa Inggris yang berkaitan tentang Bullying. Pidato bahasa Inggris ini adalah Pidato bahasa Inggris yang dibawakan oleh Miyuki Ohyanagi pada acara Sendai Ikuei Gakuen speech contest yang diadakan tanggal 23 Oktober 2002. Ok, langsung saja kita simak pidatonya:
I’d like to talk about to you today about bullying. Bullying has become a serious problem in Japan but, also in other countries as well. In America, for example, a study in 1999 showed that 1 in 3 elementary and junior high school students had been bullied, but more than one third did not report it. I also have been bullied and I’d like to share my story with you.
When I was a junior high school student I was bullied so much that I didn’t go to school very often. I felt like I had no friends in my class and I was afraid to go out alone,’so I tended to just stay at home. It was difficult time for me, I couldn’t accept what was going on and I just ran away and hid from all my problems. I think nobody wanted to help me because if they did maybe they would be bullied too. And so I felt incredibly alone.
After a while the bullying stopped and for a short time I had some friends again. It seemed strange to me how they could change their attitude so quickly and so often. Then I started to think that maybe I was the cause of the problem. I think that quiet and shy student, like I was at that time, are easy targets for bullying because we think we have done something wrong and blame ourselves.
In fact is not true. People who bully others do such things because they feel strong and powerful. When the victim doesn’t stand up for themselves, the bullying of course continues. This is something very important to think about. I think parents must keep a close watch on their children and know their character so they can communicate about bullying and encourage them to defend themselves. In my case my homeroom teacher helped me a lot and I started to get confidence to stand up to bullies. It took a long time and I had many times when I really felt like dying but eventually I became strong enough inside .
It’s difficult to understand why people do bad things and try to hurt other people, but unfortunately this happens a lot. Did you know that in Japan there are 10 bullying related deaths a year? I think every one at some time has had a situation where they have been bullied and nobody liked it. So I think it’s up to us to try to stop bullying when we see it, and communicate to each other about how terrible a thing it is.
In Japan there is a lot of social pressure and so it is easy to bully people. I feel much stronger because I went through such a bad situation and I feel sorry for people who are being bullied. Let’s do our best to be aware of this problem and try to reduce it as much as possible. Everybody wants a happy life.