Bullied by Jeff ErnoEvery day, all over the country, teenagers struggle with the realities of bullying. Tormented, ridiculed, and beaten—simply for being who they are—these teens face alienation, humiliation, and even the explicit assertion that they have somehow brought this upon themselves, that they should just blend in. Bullied is a series of short stories exploring the world of these teens from several different viewpoints: the victim, the bully, the gay bystander, the straight friend, the concerned parent.
Closeted Bryan wonders why Christian Michaelson doesnt just try to blend in if he hates being bullied so much. Star athlete David isnt a homophobe—after all, hes not afraid of anything. Jonathan, a Christian fundamentalist, must weigh the Bible against peer pressure and what he knows is right when he discovers his childhood friend is gay. Bully victim Chase Devereaux finds an unexpected ally in a brave fellow student. A single mom struggles to accept the reality that her only son is gay. Two tough gay teens are forced to confront their own inner demons when tragedy befalls a classmate they failed to help. And overweight Kirby finds the strength of character to make a friend, which leads to a lifestyle change and a chance at love. Each character grows as an individual as he or she comes to terms with what it means to be a gay teenager in America.
8 Girls Get Real About Their Bullying Horror Stories
I just turned 12 when I left elementary school and started secondary education. Going to school was not a good idea. At least not for me …. The first couple of months were doable. It took me quite a while to adapt to the new situation. I was young for my age. The three years that followed consisted of being chased by this pack of wolves in and around school, in class, on the yard, on my way to and from school- there was never a moment to catch a breath, never a moment where I could come to my senses, no protection or help at all from no one.
Print article. In my first year of middle school, kids taunted me and spit on me in hallways. Finally, when a group of 20 kids threatened to beat me up at the carwash the next day, I told my older brother, who in turn informed my parents. It worked. A true contemporary family — three parents with radically different parenting styles — we were all busy working and parenting other children, too. Who had the time to slow down, figure out what was happening, research solutions, decide what to do, call the school, and demand action? Every night, as we listened to his stories of getting insulted and roughed up in hallways, we wondered: is this the new normal?
Sharing stories with children in our homes and classrooms offers many rich opportunities to relate to one another, to share wisdom and communicate feelings. Story-telling can even elevate our mood and give us hope. It can bring a group together, help us see similarities, and it can help us make sense of one another and ourselves.
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