But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. - Hebrews 3:13
Bullying isn't something that only occurs in middle or high school, or online. As long as sin is in the world, prejudice and judgement will try to cloud how we see those around us, and we may be tempted to put others down to make ourselves feel more valuable.
But there is a better way. In the midst of this negativity, everyone needs to know the love of God, and that can start with YOU! Encourage your friends. Show kindness to everyone you meet. Generously pay compliments. Don't be stingy with your smiles.
This Scripture isn't a general, "be encouraging only when you think you're feeling up to it." Nope. DAILY. EVERY DAY.
Don't allow more hearts to be hardened by the lies of a dark and sinful world. Encourage one another!