Abbie's bullying story

Do you know what cyberbullying is? Watch the video to find out what happened to Abbie.

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Me and Tasha live on the same street and she was my BFF for a while. But then we were put in different form groups and I couldn't see Tasha as much, so I made some new friends.

A few weeks later I got invited to someone's Halloween party and she didn't. Tasha was upset about it and told me not to go, but I didn't think that was fair so I went anyway.

After that, things got really strange at school. People started avoiding me and laughing behind my back. Then I saw my name in a web address on the girls' toilet wall. When I looked it up, I felt sick. It was full of text that I'd written in secret to Tasha and she'd even posted some fake messages that she'd written herself. She made me look really bad. And for weeks and weeks she just kept adding more stuff and it got more and more likes.

One day in IT I found the whole classroom laughing at a picture of me asleep on the bus with my mouth open, and I couldn't take it any more. I ran out of school and went home crying. My mum called the headmaster and he made Tasha shut the site down. Tasha's parents made her come over and say sorry.

It would be nice if I could say that I'd forgiven her, but loads of people saw that website and you can still find those pictures if you search for them. Because of Tasha, I worry about it all the time.

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Discussion

What should you do if you see horrible online posts about someone in your class? Tell us your ideas!

Average: 5 (2 votes)

Submitted by MisterWaterfallLute on Fri, 10/12/2021 - 19:19

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Bulling people just makes no sense

Submitted by PurpleButterfl… on Mon, 01/11/2021 - 08:30

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this is so cool

Submitted by TopazXylophone… on Thu, 04/03/2021 - 16:52

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I would definetly tell someone about it. Maybe my parents/friends/sister/brother - someone I trust. Even if the one who did it is my best friend. It's really mean to bully! In my opinion everyone who did that should be punished.

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