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 the tough economic climate, sadly many people are losing their jobs and parents’ often have to share the bad news with their young children which they will often do around the dinner table. Although the news about Dad’s job may be sugar- coated to cause the children minimum stress, it will naturally include the subject of cost saving, such as “I’m afraid after this term Nicola, we can no longer afford your dance lessons, but hopefully you can start them again...