A mother decided to share a conversation she recently had with her 8-year-old son to raise awareness on the effects of bullying on children.
In a Facebook post on Thursday, Madel Salvador shared that she was caught off guard when her son Eros asked her about a comment he read in one of his photos on Facebook.
“Mommy naniniwala ka n b dun s ng message sau sa picture ko n panget ako?” Eron asked his mom. “Ung ngsabi Mommy ng ‘Hi Kirat.'”
In response, Madel explained to her son that the person who made the remark did not really mean it.
“Di nmn niya sinabi na panget ka. Sabi lng niya ganun Kirat ka daw,” Madel said.
However, Eros urged his mom to just delete the photo and take a new one so that people would no longer make fun of him.
“Kaya nga Mommy ngtawa pa siya sakin di ba. Ibig sabihin nun panget ako. Kaya burahin mo na lng pic Mommy pose ako ulit try ko ayusin mata ko para pogi na ko wala ng mgtatawa sakin pag pinost mo picture ko,” Eros replied.
“Sana Mommy di na lng ako kirat para wala na nasasabi ngcocomment ng panget sakin. Wag mo na lng ako ipost sa fb mo Mommy para di ka na mapahiya,” Eros added.
Madel, however, told her son that he’s perfect and that there’s nothing wrong with him, adding that what’s more important is that he’s a good kid.
“Di ba pinaliwanag ko na yan sayo. Walang mali sayo. Di ka panget. Ang gwapo mo kaya what more kung hindi ka kirat di ba?,” Madel said. “Ang importante ikaw di ka masamang bata. Di ka nangunguha ng hindi sayo saka magalang ka sa mga matatanda. Di kagaya nun.”
In the comments section, Madel thanked everyone who defended her son and said that she decided to share her son’s story to serve as a reminder to everyone that bullying has a negative effect on children.
“Ang gusto ko lng kaya ko shinare po ito is maging eye opener po sa mga taong walang magawa at masabing maganda s kapwa. Alam man or di nila alam ung mga masasama na sinasabi niyo about sa kanila, Hindi pa rin tama at hindi maganda. Hindi maganda lalo ang effect nun sa tao lalo na sa bata,” she said.
“This is all for the bullies and for those na nabubully na nakaka-feel na may mali sa kanya dahil sknlang flaws,” she added.