Hullo my friends.
How are you all?
I saw a terrible thing the other day at break time. One of the bigger kids shoved a little girl – took her lunch box and helped herself to all the food. Just like that.
I was so shocked I just stood and stared. I felt really bad for not doing anything to help, although I did share my lunch with the little kid.
Shame, she was crying so much her glasses had all misted up and she could not even see.
I said she must tell her teacher and she must tell her parental agents. But the little kid just shook her head and said that the bully girl lived close to her and would pick on her even more if she got her into trouble.
Eish! I did not know what to do. So I asked my Mum and she said I should tell my teacher. My teacher listened carefully and asked a few questions. Then she said not to worry – she would make a plan.
My teacher is so clever! She lurked behind a window at break time and saw the same thing happening all over again. The big kid stole the little kid’s lunch. She dashed outside and had words with the bully.
The last I saw was the bully being hauled off to the principal’s office.
Bullying is bad you know. And it takes all sorts of different forms – like being called names, being teased or being ignored and left out. Sometimes they push or pull you, steal your stuff or even hit you.
I know it’s scary if it’s happening to you – but you HAVE to TELL somebody. Your teacher or your parents – anybody who can help you.
You are not allowed to be bullied. Not even by an adult. They’re not allowed to bully you either.
Usually bullies are having a problem in life themselves – but it still does not give them the right to take it out on somebody else.
It’s a violation of the bill of rights… “All children should be protected against all types of violence.”
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Meaning: to have a discussion with, to talk to
Example: I had a pow-wow with my mum to see how we could help stop the little girl from being bullied.