02-17-2017 08:50 PM
It was mostly girls who picked on me in primary school. I did have a few incidents with boys in high school. However, a majority was from women.
From what i experienced, I felt very different to other girls my age. I was loud and had a big personality and wasn't skinny with perfectly straight hair like everyone else. That difference, I feel, was the reason I was bullied. I wasn't like everyone else. And that was seen as a bad thing in another child's eyes
02-17-2017 08:51 PM
02-17-2017 08:52 PM
Unfortunatley I didn't initiate a lot of conversations. I felt like i was to blame for a lot of what was happening to me and that nobody was supporting me.
02-17-2017 08:55 PM
On a personal level, dealing with bullying can be stressful and cause a lot of anxiety. My best advice is to surround yourself with good people and things that make you happy. You have to remember that there is life and happiness outside of what you are experiencing and that it wont last forever.
If you're supporting someone who is dealing with bullying,
I'd strongly reccomend talking to them about it. I was often too scared to speak out. Conversations initiated by my parents and teachers helped me deal with a lot of what i was going through. Unending and unconditional support is paramount.
02-17-2017 08:56 PM
02-17-2017 08:57 PM
@rubymay sometimes I hear young people say that the bullying got worse after the people doing it were identified and punished by the school.
Was this your experience? Is the risk of that outweighed by the need for the school to intervene?