Great Advice

This week questions are;

What is one advice you wished you can give your younger self? As a child, from the age of eight I was bullied. I was followed home from school by two boys, who would call me names. They wouldn’t allow me to have any friends, constantly telling others I wasn’t worth anything.

I would advise myself at that age, to be more confident. Yes, they said if I told anyone it would get worse, but then I don’t think it could have. I went to another school for two weeks, where I found out, it wasn’t my fault. It was the bullies, and if it wasn’t me, it would have been someone else.

Working in a school now, I think bullying is something worse, not because the bullies are, just that there is social media to contend with. You get home from school and they will gang up with other like minded children, to make their lives a misery.

I would say to them, what I would say to myself when I was eight.

During training, I have learnt about a network – a network of people you can talk to. Pick five people, whether they be parents, carers, brother, sister, friend, and tell them what is happening. It won’t get worse, but telling someone and at least they will know what is happening.

My network would be my dad, brother, sister, my cat, and my diary.

Don’t let anyone make you believe you deserve the bullying – It is down to those who make that choice, not you.

Published by writerravenclaw

I am a fifty something mother of two grown up children, and one beautiful grandchild. I have been married for nearly thirty-four years. My first book was published ten years ago. I wrote my book Sticks and Stones because of my experience of being bullied at school.

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