When someone is bullied, it makes them feel that they don’t have control over their life. Bullying tears their personalities apart, and they think that there is nothing that they can do to make people treat them differently. A bullied person carries the trauma of bullying with them throughout their life.
Different studies suggest that if someone is bullied in their high school, then the chances are that it will scar them for the rest of their lives. It is the reason the discourse about creating awareness about bullying and its impacts is increasing globally.
If you are in high school and you are facing bullying, then you must not give up. There is more than one way to fight against bullying. Here are some tried and tested approaches that’ll help you fight bullying:
Tell Your Story Anonymously
More often than not, you are not able to gather the courage to confront your bullies. It is totally understandable and justified. It doesn’t make you weak. There are other ways to confront your bullies. For example, you can take a pen name, like John Doe, and expose your bully on an anonymous platform. It will save you from the effort of coming out with your story physically and still do the deed.
Take Your Parents in Confidence
If you are being bullied, it is not your fault, and you should not suffer in silence. Never find an excuse for your bully by doubting yourself. The way to avoid this self-doubt is to talk to your parents in confidence and tell them about what is happening to you in school. They will guide you with the right thing to do.
Allow Yourself to Be Angry
If you are being bullied, it doesn’t mean that you have to suffer in silence. You have all the right to be angry about it. Show your anger in a civilized manner if you have to. No matter what the bully says, you always have to keep it in your mind that not getting angry and not doing anything about the bullying helps to normalize the culture of bullying. Therefore, get as much mad as you want and then channel this anger into doing the right thing.