Meet seventh grader, John Paul. After being bullied at school and trying to handle the situation himself, he was brave enough to tell his school administration and parents what was going on. Since beginning middle school, he has even started his own bullying support group – how admirable! Keep your head up, John Paul. You are stronger than you think! :)
My name is John Paul and I’m am in the seventh grade now. It all started in the forth grade. I got called faggot and gay every single day. Everytime I was called that I used to hold it in and never tell administration or tell the bullies back anything. Fifth grade year I thought the bullying was going to end, but it didn’t. I was still called gay and faggot, but this time I told administration and some of it stopped. I never told my parents that it was going on until the summer, when it finally came out. I left grade school and went on to middle school. I was looking forward to a new fresh year, but there was still bullying going on. Me and a group of friends started a program at our school called “The Bullying Program.” It didn’t last long though. Seventh grade year (the grade I’m in now) the bullying is still going on but, I’m counting on staying strong and never giving up. I’m going to mail a letter to one of my senators and maybe a bill can be passed where bullying is banned forever. Stay strong.
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