I’ve spoken before about my experiences of bullying before – I think it’s only as I’ve got older I have learnt to except it was bullying in fact even until I wrote that post at the back end of the last year I wouldn’t have said it was – after all who would expect a teacher to bully a pupil. I think in many ways it did turn my life upside down – I turned from being an outgoing confident kid to the one that was always second guessing everything and believing nothing I did was good enough. As much I would love to say I’ve kicked those insecurities I know I still hang on to many of them though slowly I hope I am learning to let go, and part of me just feels extremely sorry that someone such as this teacher felt the need to ridicule a child, instead of trying to work out what was really wrong.
While as a child I would throw a sickie to get away from it all, or always know the end of the day would mean escape to my home it’s not so simple these days with social media and mobile phones enabling us to be in contact 24/7 getting away just isn’t so easy.
Beat Bullying and Make Mine Milk have teamed up with Amelia Lily to launch a new campaign/competition that could see your song or poem being sung by Amelia Lily herself.
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