Unfortunately, bullying in schools is common. It typically occurs in places out of view of an adult, such as on the playground, on the school bus, in the cafeteria, hallways or locker rooms. And, in this modern society, it also happens via technology on social media.
If you are being bullied, there are things you can do to help the situation. Tell someone. Find someone you trust. It could be a family member, friend or a teacher. Most schools have training to deal with these situations. So, you don’t have to be afraid or live with the shame of being bullied.
Bullying in schools or anywhere is not okay and should be dealt with.
Dr. J.R. Evans: Hi, my name is Dr. J.R. Evans. I’m a licensed psychologist here at Healthy Futures. As school is back in session, I imagine bullying might become an issue that we’d want to address.
For all those kids out there who may be struggling, one of the things I encourage you to do is to talk to somebody. Find somebody, whether it’s at home, within your friends, or at school, that feels safe. Tell them what is happening. Please do not hold on to that shame inside.
Bullying is not OK.