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Bullying (9 found)
All stories originally appeared in Youth Communication magazines: YCteen, which is written by New York City public high school students, and Represent which is written by and for youth in foster care.
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Paige is regularly bullied by classmates, but teachers and school administrators ignore her complaints. Finally, she switches schools. (full text)
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Daichka doesn't fit in with the other kids at school. She dedicates herself to reading books, and gets the support, acceptance, love, and understanding that she doesn't get from people. (full text)
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Otis is teased in school because he has cerebral palsy. He attempts suicide, then uses therapy to find better ways to communicate and express his anger. (full text)
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Wilber finds acceptance at a high school for gay youth. (full text)
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Christian's been bullied for years. He tries to fit in with a group of alternative kids who have Mohawks and piercings, but they don't treat him any better. Still his new look boosts his confidence. (full text)
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Teasing drives the author away from her family and into a deep depression. She contemplates suicide, but therapy helps her begin to feel better. (full text)
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When students discover he can’t read, Antwaun is teased and called a “crack baby.” (full text)
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Physically abused by his mother, Miguel takes out his anger on others by being a bully and on himself by attempting suicide. (full text)
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Karate gives Robin a positive way to release and control his anger. (full text)

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