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  1. Thank you for bringing up the five myths of bullying. I was bullied my whole life, and have had no (real) help in dealing with it. I was always told to handle it on my own. Even my own therapist told me that. I have. The first two myths I have heard over and over, but never bought it. The truth from my experience is I could not just walk away from it. Ignoring it did not help at all because the interrogations got physical and worse later. Standing up to a bully has always resulted in a double-standard. Anytime I tried to stand up to a bully, I was always the one who got into trouble, NEVER the bully. Reporting the bully has never helped. When I was in school, the bullies often bullied in front of everyone, including the teachers. If the teachers don’t step up or do a damn thing, what makes anyone think that reporting it would help? There were always excuses. I read these five myths and I can say “I told you so” to everyone I have tried to talk to.

    Administrators need to stop turning it around by saying that the bully might have problems at home, he likes or is envious of you. That is all false. If teachers and administrators don’t get the proper education and training on addressing bulling, our schools will suffer more and continue with more decline in enrollment. I know people who have home schooled their children because of bullying.

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