Three boys at school always pick on me. Like, when I was
looking for my friend, one boy said, “She’s probably avoiding you.” Another
time, I told them my mom had been a junior national tennis champ and one said, “I
bet she stinks now!” It’s hurtful, and sometimes I say mean things back. I
tried telling a teacher and was called a “tattletale!”
Telling a teacher makes more sense when a situation is truly
threatening. Every school has means kids, but let these boys’ meanness be their
problem--not yours. Hang out with the nice kids; every school has them, too. As
for saying mean things back, don’t go down that road. It’s better to laugh or
walk away. Focus on friends you like, not on three clowns. OK?
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BY CAROL WESTON ON 11/3/2010 7:00:00 AM
POSTED IN bullying 101, dear carol