Bullying is a big problem in the UK and I have experienced it. I used to say that bullies are just jealous, but now I don’t think they are. What I do think they are is just bullies – nothing more, and they shouldn’t be treated in any other way. Schools need to learn how to deal with bullying properly…and students need to be given a break: to be allowed to get on with their education without being failed by the educational system.
Would bullies act in the same way if I was big and strong ? What would I need to do to get away ? I’ve been severely let down when it comes to bullies. I’d tell a teacher and they’d have a word with the student, they’d lie their way out of it like some kind of sociopath, and I’d pay for it later.
That’s all you can do if you’re being bullied, though: tell a teacher or someone you trust. I’m sure that I just had a bad case. I know people with Aspergers and without it that have received a lot of help with education and bullies – it really depends on the school you’re in and the professionalism of the teachers.
If you’re experiencing bullying, I really do wish you good luck and I hope you manage to find the courage to speak to someone. Remember: you’re not being cowardly by telling – it takes a lot of courage to tell someone.