Sadly this will never stop happening! I can still remember being called fatso and four eyes!. Now the last laugh is on those nasty girls from yesteryear because now I am a slim 67 year old and they are all fat now so If they see me they can eat their nasty words from years ago! On a more serious note it helps if you have witnesses to these bullies then they cannot deny their actions. I was fortunate to have 2 lovely friends in grade 6 ,a year ahead of me and they happened to see these other girls hitting me and calling me names. Unbeknown to me I went home another way the next day to avoid them but my 2 friends lay in wait for them and ended up belting the bullies with their skipping ropes. They never bothered me after that!
Published 18th August 2019