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In my school days, I was bullied. It was in the classroom right under the teacher’s nose. When I went home for the day, I carried my thoughts with me, but only my thoughts; I was able to escape the actual act of bullying.

Today, with phones and social media, there is no escape. The bullying can continue on in the child’s bedroom, on a bus, on the toilet, at the dinner table and the perpetrator doesn’t even need to be invited into the child’s life. It is online for all the see and all to comment.

The act of bullying is cowardly, that is a fact. But faceless bullying is so much easier. I worry that when my children go to school, they may be a victim – or worse still, the perpetrator. I can’t cut them off from social media. Social media is a part of society and to exclude it is to exclude a way of life.

I hope and pray that I teach my daughters good values, enable a strong self esteem and a foundation in which to make good choices and be a support to them.


Posted anonymously, 28th April 2015


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  • My story is similar to yours, and like you, I was able to escape the bullying when I got home from school. The experience has made me who I am today, but I do feel for children today because as you point out, there is no escape. We don’t allow social media at home in an attempt to cut off that particular avenue.

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  • nice exellent

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  • its a very big concern for parents these days but there is a lot of work being done in school about social media bulling, what to do who to tell etc etc, I have found that the kids my son goes to school with have been terrible to the point of my son doing bulling classes in the local neighbour hood house boys are just as bad as girls.

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  • It’s a huge worry. I will be finding a school for my daughter that has a good anti bullying policy

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  • nice story for read


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      • No, I don’t think they have! As my kids get older, non-stop bullying is a concern.

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  • Yes , it is a worry.Things changed a lot since we were at school.We have to offer them a good education , teaching them the real values and encourage them to talk to us.

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  • It’s such a worry isn’t it. My boys have an anti bullying policy at their school which is a great change from when we went to school.

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