I have been bullied a lot lately. I have started to receive threats and I’m scared to go to school. I have told my parents and principal, but nothing has helped. It has only gotten worse. Help!
I’m so sorry to hear you’re being bullied. There’s never an excuse for bullying, and it’s a serious issue that shouldn’t be taken lightly. No one deserves to be treated badly no matter what, but unfortunately, many people are anyway. Keep in mind that you are not alone in this situation (even celebrities like Demi Lovato deal with bullying), and there are lots of people you can talk to about it.
Keep telling your principal about what is going on. If he/she doesn’t do anything, find a teacher you trust, or go to a guidance counselor. It is part of your school’s job to protect you, so keep them updated so they can help you. Also, keep telling your parents. Be honest and let them know how much this is affecting you. Find a friend you have a good time with and feel comfortable talking to, and stick by their side. He/she can do their best to protect you, too.
In order for you to get through this (because it won’t last forever, I promise), you need to always remember that you are a truly awesome gURL. Believe in yourself and surround yourself with people who are there for you. It’s hard, yes, but ignore what the bullies are saying to you and continue to be yourself. The truth is, they’re probably only picking on you because they’re insecure themselves.
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