I really hate school. People keep telling me just concentrate, but I can’t concentrate knowing that while I am stuck on the first question, my friends will be playing video games and having fun. I really hate school because I get bullied and I hate the fact that every morning when I wake up, I know I’ll be either humiliated or physically hurt. Most of my teachers say if I have any problems I should speak to them, but they are just saying that because every time I try to speak to them they will always be doing something and my teachers aren’t these kind teachers. They probably hate their job and the last thing on their mind is to speak to some kid.
WAYS TO HELP YOURSELF:
- It is understandable that you do not like school and are afraid to go. It is awful when the place where you are required to spend most of your day is a source of stress and pain. It can be hard to talk to teachers about your concerns, especially when they don’t seem approachable. We are here to help.
- TeenCentral’s website has some information and advice about dealing with bullying. Please look at the stories we have on the site and see how others teens are coping with bulling. Also, under the “Learn” tab there is a whole section on “Bullying“. On the left side of the bullying page, there is a box called “What to Do“. Please click on these tabs and read more about bullying and get some tips on how to improve your situation.
- Bullying is a serious problem and you should try to talk to someone about your issues. First, think about sitting down with your parents and explaining the situation. Your first priority is to keep yourself safe from harm. It may be difficult, but try to make sure that you are not left alone with the bullies and try to avoid them completely when you can. Also, even though you think you know what the response will be, please consider trying to talk to your teachers or another adult at school about how you are feeling. It really could help.
- If you were going to talk to one of your teachers, what exactly could you say and how do you think they would respond? You can also consider writing your feelings down in a journal and keeping track of when and how the bullying occurs. Getting some of those emotions out on paper might feel like a weight lifted off your shoulders.
- In the meantime, please consider ways that you can decrease your stress and anxiety. Think about engaging in a new hobby, going outside to walk or exercise, or playing a game with a family member. These activities may help you to get your mind off of school and can also help to improve your mood. What are some activities outside of school that you enjoy and can do to relieve some of the stress and anxiety?
- Taking time for yourself is key to staying emotionally well and keeping your mind off of all of the negativity. Find a place in your home where you can close your eyes and take some deep breaths. Try to do this at least once a day.