Isn't this great son!! The quiet. The serenity... It's been ages since we've had the chance to escape the grind... No traffic, no noisy neighbors.
Yeah. it's great.
You don't seem too excited Jim. Mum said you might have things on your mind you may want to talk about... Are you doing ok?
Not really Dad. I mean, I, I think I'm being bullied...
Are you sure then? Back in my day if a kid was being bullied you'd know from the bruises!! Are you getting into fights? is someone picking on you?
No Dad. It's not like that. Someone wrote a blog about me and now all the school thinks I'm a loser!
Ok Dad. I feel silly though. It doesn't feel like real bullying... maybe we should just forget it
Son. You're not a loser. You are the target of someone who is insecure and has a low self-esteem . Picking on others makes them feel good about themselves. We should talk to the school, and your Mother, and discuss further actions...
Jim. Real bullying is when someone feels hurt... When we are hurt by others either physically or emotionally we need to tell someone. The person responsible needs to be held accountable for their actions. Maybe they are hurting too?
Yeah. I guess your right. Thanks Dad
Jim you did the right thing letting us know your situation. What you've experienced we call 'cyberbullying'. This type of bullying is very harmful and will not be tolerated.
Thank you for understanding Mr Sims. I feel better just by talking about it!
Remember to always let others know if you feel like you have been the target of cyberbullying