The Importance of Reporting

Dear Jitters,

I have been called bad names and have been bullied! It makes me really upset! What can I do if I report it and the bullying still happens?





Dear Anonymous,

I’m very sorry to hear that you are being bullied and called names. It is important that you handle this situation with maturity and careful consideration, and it seems as though you have already taken initiative by planning to report this behavior. No matter what, it is always a good idea to let an authority figure know about bullying of any sort, as it often prevents the mistreatment from getting any worse than it already is. The best thing you could possibly do in your position is report as soon as possible. This does not guarantee that the bullying will stop completely, but it does ensure your safety and allows adults to be aware of and able to stop the actions of the bully. If this behavior is not curbed at all by your report, continue to make your principal/teacher(s) aware of any and all bullying that is still occurring so they can effectively help you.