Although we know that bullying is common in schools, many teenagers however, will not let on that they are being bullied at school.
Adolescents may not want to say that they are being bullied because:
- they don’t want to look or sound weak or “pathetic”,
- they don’t want the parents to go to the school and somehow embarrass them,
- they don’t want the teachers to know that they can’t handle it,
- they are afraid of any further retributions if the bully finds out,
- they don’t want to be seen as a “dobber” getting others into trouble.
Although the adolescent may not tell you initially that he or she is being bullied, typically, there are some signs… […]