19th June 2012
I was badly bullied throughout my school life because I walked differently to the other children.
The affects of bullying are life lasting which is why my series of blogs will look at how I coped from aged 6- 15 and hope that my experiences offer an invaluable insight for parents and carers to observe and address the tell tale signs of a victim of bullying.
Many things can lead to a child becoming a bully.
In times of economic restraints for example, teenagers might witness their parents arguing over money problems, jobs under threat etc and eavesdrop on their parents rows, safely huddled up, hiding on the stairs.
The teenager may have problems of their own and don’t feel that they can burden their already fraught parents with issues they have. They may vent their frustrations out on a younger sibling, who’s already tucked up in bed, and the next...