I was badly bullied throughout my school life because I walked differently to the other children.
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30th July 2012
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.
When you come from a single parent family as I did, children can be very unkind. For my brother, sister and I it was not easy to hide the fact that our parents had split; if the play ground whispers were a rumour, and children judged you on your break time snack, then sadly they were confirmed at lunch times, when we had free school meals and only the poor children had free lunch, meaning that the nasty children would easily see who they could pick on – they had been building...