Bullied Kids Speak Out: We Survived--How You Can Too by Jodee Blanco

By Jodee Blanco

Real tales from New York Times bestselling writer Jodee Blanco's tours

Have you ever felt on my own, as though nobody is aware what you are going via, and that irrespective of how challenging you are trying, you are scared issues could by no means recuperate? Do you need your classmates could offer you a holiday? I felt that means usually in class. i used to be bullied and excluded for a similar cause might be you or an individual you recognize has been--simply for being diversified. there have been days whilst all i wished was once to stick in my room. again then, i'd have given virtually something to fulfill the youngsters you are going to meet here.

Autumn dreaded recess. Joshua used to be afraid to belief a person at domestic or in school. Taylor had plenty of pals till her BFF grew to become all of them opposed to her. Gabe's on-line gaming global used to be grew to become the other way up whilst different gamers all started humiliating him. A instructor was once bullying Brianna. Eric's Asperger's made him the butt of merciless jokes. The cool crowd beat up Tiffany and videotaped it for YouTube. Zach bought punched and stomped on due to his weight. Trinity felt invisible. Aamina used to be burdened as a result of her family's spiritual ideals. Riley needed to reside with the soul-crushing weight of psychological affliction in addition to the opposite scholars who jeered at her plight.

These are a number of the courageous young people who might be speaking to you during this ebook. They--and others they inspired--found the braveness to face as much as their bullies and reclaim their lives, and you may listen precisely how they did it.

You're no longer on my own anymore.

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It was a hard meeting because I had to tell him what happened with Alexis. He asked me if she’d been behaving like this for a while. I told him she could be bitchy sometimes, but lately, it was way over the top. I thought he’d want to punish her, but he was worried about her. It made me feel bad that I hadn’t been worried about her too. After all, we had been best friends since middle school. I decided that that would be one of the goals of our club, to not just give bullied students somewhere to turn for support, but to help the bullies, too.

Tyler had you pinned down. ” Mom wanted to stand up to them. She didn’t have it easy where we lived either. Most of the other parents were snobs. Mom told me when she went to PTA meetings the other people looked at her like she didn’t belong, but it never stopped her from being heard. My mom had a lot of balls. When this stuff with Tyler happened, she decided to change things herself. She asked authors and experts to come to the school and speak. She called lawyers. Some of them helped her for free.

It wasn’t easy at first, but I worked hard at making friends and after a while, most of the kids accepted me. There were a couple of guys in my class who called anyone with olive skin a terrorist. I ignored them. I had a good group of friends and was busy with all kinds of stuff. I did drama club, volleyball, and I was on the yearbook committee too. Even though I was raised Muslim, I didn’t act super religious. I had posters of my favorite celebs on my wall, like Harry Styles from One Direction.

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