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Bullying (13 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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Although Mariam is bullied throughout middle school, her teachers dismiss her complaints as "harmless teasing." In high school, she finally connects with supportive teachers. (full text)
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The author is abused and bullied, and becomes very angry. Fighting is a good release her -- until she faces arrest. Then she learns self-control. (full text)
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While shooting hoops on the court, Toyloy witnesses his friend being bullied by an older boy. Instead of standing up for his friend and risk getting beaten up, the writer does nothing. Toyloy reflects on his behavior. (full text)
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Chris is bullied relentlessly in middle school, which makes it impossible to learn. The school won't help him, but he finally gets a safety transfer to a school that doesn't tolerate bullying. (full text)
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David’s shy, but when a friend is bullied once too often, he speaks up. This makes him a target, but instead of backing down, David continues to protest. His tenacity pays off. (full text)
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Boys sexually harass the writer in middle school after she develops. Her friends don't take it seriously and she's too embarrassed to tell her parents. (full text)
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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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Kevin's basketball team comes up with a plan to end racist taunting at games. (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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