Effects Of Bullying In Middle School

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Twenty percent of U.S. students in grades 9-12 reportedly have experienced bullying or are feeling bullied, while twenty-eight percent of students in grades 6-12 report the same. Experts agree that most incidences of bullying occur during middle school (Revealed). When I was in middle school, I was constantly being made fun of for my height and how big my feet were. Later in high school the bullying worsened. Many of the friends I had in middle school started to exclude me. Soon after they began to talk about me behind my back; I could tell that they were because they were being obvious. They also made up very inappropriate rumors about me and spread them around the school. I tried to live everyday like it was not happening, but it became worse. My junior year of high school, I was competing in a state pageant and had to create a Facebook page for myself and my platform. My platform was anti-bullying because of my experience with it. As I was scrolling through my page I saw that someone had commented on it. A user by the name of Katie Payne said, “Oh okay this makes sense the girl who got kicked from a cheerleading team …show more content…
They cannot ignore it because it is constant. Bullying does not toughen the victim up; it makes them feel insecure. I went to my vice-principal and explained everything that was happening and he told me to “Stand up for myself’ and to “Ignore it”. The reason I did not stand up for myself is because I did not want to hurt the people bullying me. It sounds crazy that I do not want to hurt them, but they do not care to hurt me. I felt that if I stood up for myself I would be just like them. School staff members do not need to tell the victim to handle it on their own. They need to examine the case and talk to everyone

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