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Is bullying really a problem in high school?

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Posted: Monday, April 23, 2012 12:00 am

Dear T2T: I will be entering high school this fall, and I really look forward to the fun times.

Unfortunately, I have heard some things that I am a little afraid about, and was hoping you could clear them up for me.

I heard that there were a lot of bullies and that if I stood up for myself I would be beaten up. I’m not a super mouthy person, but I do stand up for what’s right.

Does this really happen? Should I plan to just keep my mouth closed? — Frightened Freshman

Dear Frightened Freshman: There are a couple things in high school that you should be aware of.

First off, high school is what you make it, and it is full with a lot of fun experiences, friendships, and of course relationships, etc.

Throughout the four years I have attended high school I have personally never experienced this problem, but I have seen it happen. My best advice would be that if it were to happen to you, to simply not let anyone push you around and voice your own opinion (stand up for yourself). If you have something to say, do not be afraid to say it, as long as it is polite.

Life is what you make it and of course we are all different and will have differing opinions, but that does not mean we should afraid to share our opinions.

Another word of advice is that when coming into high school, one should not frightened by what lies ahead of them for we all go through changes, but it is for the better. — Sincerely, T2T

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