Why You Need To Tell Someone
Sometimes no matter how hard you try to fit in or impress others, there may be someone who just never really takes to you. They may call you names, spread rumors about you or even try to hurt you for no good reason. This is never your fault.
It may seem silly and even impossible to feel sorry for that person instead of hating them for treating you badly, but most of the time they will do the things they do not because of you or something you did, but because they have their own problems and don’t know how to deal with them properly. A lot of the times these kids will lash out at other people—usually the ones that they feel like they can get away with picking on. It may not make a lot of sense to you, but they try to make themselves feel better by making someone else feel bad. No matter how bad they have it though, treating you badly is never okay and something needs to be done about it so that you can enjoy school instead of worrying about getting bullied.
Even if it feels pretty hopeless and you have trouble believing that anything could make this person stop bothering you, there are things that you can do to make it better. The first one is to ignore the bully and walk away when they try to upset you. As long as you give them a reaction and let them make you upset, chances are they will keep trying, so walking away is best. The last thing that you want to do is resort to violence or treating them badly because it will just make things worse and probably get you in trouble. If you feel like you’re being picked on or bullied and walking away hasn’t made it better, then you should tell someone about it. Talk to your parents or an adult that you trust, like a teacher or principle and let them know what’s going on. This doesn’t make you a snitch; it only makes you a better person for wanting to resolve things without using your fists or calling someone names.
If the bullying makes you afraid that the person is going to hurt you physically, then you really need to report it to someone. A child who gets violent needs help and not reporting it can make things worse for everybody. If you’re afraid to go to your parents or teachers, then try calling a children or teens help line or crisis line where you can talk to someone about what’s going on anonymously. You could also speak to the police if you’re afraid that someone is going to hurt you.
No one deserves to be treated badly or made to feel afraid. Talk to someone about what’s happening so that you can stop feeling afraid.