During adolescence, things get so hard that many teens give up. They have many internal and external resources, but they do not know how to use them. Their world quickly becomes a place of great confusion and stress. They face conflicting demands between their parents, teachers and friends. The messages they get through the media and from other sources, like internet forums and social sites, only confuse them more. If you ask teens, though they dedicate every bit of their energy to discovering their identity, they are not sure who they are.
‘Some kids who are bullied believe it’s their fault. They think there is something wrong with them and they are worth picking on.’ Evan, 14
‘ Believe in yourself. No-one deserves to be treated like that. Bullying is bad... it makes you feel bad – but YOU are not bad – it’s the bullying that’s bad – not you!’ Paul,a 18
If you are being bullied you might:
If you are feeling any of these things remember you are not alone and it is not your fault.
There is help available.
Bullying is a serious problem and all of the feelings that you have are to be expected.
It’s time to talk about the problem and GET HELP.