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School Bully

School Bully
A bully at school never keeps away from me. What should I say?

Reply from the Highlights Editors
We're sorry to hear that you're having this problem. Bullies can be difficult to deal with. Many kids tell us that they have a similar problem, so you're not alone.

We suggest that you talk with a trusted adult. Especially if this person is physically harming you, it is very important to talk with an adult such as a parent, another relative, a teacher or guidance counselor at school, or the parent of a close friend. Any of these people would be able to listen to what you have to say and give you some good suggestions.

It's especially important to talk with your parents. They care about you and want to hear about anything that's bothering you.

You might also try to ignore the bully, if you are able to do so. Sometimes people bully and tease just to get a reaction out of someone. If you don't react when this person tries to bully you, he or she may grow bored and eventually stop.

We hope this helps and that you talk with a trusted adult about this situation.

Best wishes,
The Highlights Editors