Bullying problems! /:

okay so I have this 6th grade friend and she's being bullied by like ten of her classmates. I'm in 8th grade so I don't think I can do anything, she's cutting herself also she made me promised I won't tell the princepal. I want to do something about it! their telling her to go kill her self and all that mean stuff. so just please help me out here I wanna help her she's very depressed
Asked May 21, 2011
I know that if I was in your position I would give them a good talking to. Since they are younger then you they will probably listen to you a lot more then they would listen to someone in there same grade. Maybe it would scare them if you "talked" to them.
Answered May 25, 2011
I have been bullied alot too....Im in 10th grade and it all started I believe around 5th-6th grade.

It doesn't matter if your friend says don't tell the principal. You should anyways. Also, talk to her and her parents about it. I'm sure something good will come from it. The bullying in todays society is to out of hand.
Answered May 21, 2011
I was bullied at one point in my life too.

Like MegaSaverZero said you really should tell the principal. If you don't they will continue and there is a chance that she could commit suicide, trust me I had a friend do that because of bullying.
Answered May 21, 2011
In case the other two didn't convince you... Yeah, you've got to tell. You're friend is in an actual life-threatening situation.
Answered May 21, 2011
But she said they'll find a way to lie so they won't get introuble /:
curls May 22, 2011
She is still cutting herself and being cajoled to commit suicide. That is serious and needs to be addressed. People who don't use their actions appropriately also often don't use their words appropriately. Of course they'll lie. The principal, her parents, etc. still need to be made aware of this very serious situation so they can watch more carefully so they can see enough to catch/scare them. This is not something you and she can solve alone.
Bullying among teenagers is nothing new. What's changed is that most of society has become more peaceful so it appears to be more of a problem than it once was. The fact is that it's always been a problem, the reaction today is just more passive.

I would tell the principal and, if nothing is done about it, carry a baseball bat with me. Be careful that you don't fall into the same behavior they are using against you. Understand you can't use more force to repel the attack than the threat against you. The key is, "speak softly and carry a big stick." You have an absolute right to defend yourself.
Answered May 22, 2011
Edited May 22, 2011
Hey, you! yea you! Guess what! Bullying is a criminal charge! This means whoever is being the little prick here can be detained by police and agents and sued. Expelled from school and never see their friends again. Bullying is a serious thing that has been addressed by the Unites States Supreme Court. As an American you have the right to feel safe in your school. With all these school shootings I know its hard to feel safe. In September, a man walked onto my school campus, shot and killed 3 people. Two adults and a high school student. So I think I can feel how we can not be safe. Even though me school has a $200,000 security system installed after Sandy hook. Thats off topic. My point is report it NOW. You are holding her Destiny in your hands, she needs help. She has the right to be as happy as you. Help !!
Answered Mar 29, 2014

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