Oh, OK. If you need help, I will be there for you!
Hey, are you OK? you've been looking down all day.
I am fine. I just have a lot of homework to do. That's all.
I really want to tell you, but you will think I am a tattletale.
THAT'S IT! I am going to tell the teacher. They keep throwing pillows.
I hope she doesn't call my parents about this.
The girls sitting behind me are throwing pillows at me. I told them to stop, but they did not listen to me.
They must REALLY hate me now because I did not tell them sooner.
I kept quiet about all the things she did to me. I didn't even tell my parents or friends. I thought people would not like me if I told what she did. I didn't want to go to school and I felt miserable every day. I felt very sad for a long time.
It happened for a while. She made fun of my braids, my watch, and then threw pillows at me.
The very last time she bullied me was when she and another girl threw pillows at me. At that moment I told myself enough was enough. I was done being scared of her.
I was bullied? Why did I let this happen to me? I thought no one gets bullied.
It's OK Thalia, we will be there to back you up if something like this ever happens again.
Thalia, she was bullying you. She said things to let you down and make herself better. It is OK to tell someone. People will listen to you.
I was a little scared to tell my teacher. I thought she was going to call my parents. She would if I didn't tell them after school.
I just don't know if they will like me if I tell.
Hey, don't worry. I will be here for you!
We are going to have to tell someone about this.
After school I told my parents about what happened at school with her and the pillows. I also told them about the other things she has done. I thought they would be mad, but they just listened to me and didn't say anything.
I told my parents that I didn't even remember why she did those things to me. They told me that she was bullying me all those times and I let her do it. We had a long talk about bullying and what to do if it happens again.
I still think about those mean things she said. For a long time I thought I was the only person who got bullied, But over the years, I noticed that it is much more common. I felt confident and tried to help others.