1. "Bullying will NOT be tolerated" is the biggest bullshit lie the schools have EVER come up with
This is the truth. All schools will tell you this. Sadly, it is in EVERY school.Students are shoved into lockers, gossiped about, intimidated, threatened etc... several times a day sometimes. Concerned parents have gone to the principal and administation time after time to have something done and 99 times out of 100 nothing ever is. Do you really think bullying is their big concern? No, most of the time its winning the sports conference championship or how they did in standardized testing.They also try to hide the fact it happens constantly. In my opinion schools should worry more about stopping bullying, not the football season.
2. The most popular students are the biggest bullies instead of what is usually portrayed by the media.
When I was growing up the strereotypical school bully always reminded me of Roger Klotz from Doug or Helga Pataki from Hey Arnold. But, even though they had bullying tendencies they really were not the worst bullies as most of their problems were anger due to the fact that their parents were not always there or caring about their stuations. To me the biggest bullies were the "popular kids".Think about it this way:Why do you think most popular kids who seem to win all popularity conests and seem to get everything always do? Because the popular ones like that are usually backstabbing and vindictive especially with gossip.Gossip is to me the worst kind of bullying because instead of being in their face and open you are sneaking around behind the other parties back spreading lies and secrets. That is how a lot of the popular kids are bigger bullies than your Helga Pataki or Roger Klotz types.
3. Bullying at Religious events like Youth Group, Summer retreats etc.. is worse than school.
At school you kind of expect it more.But honestly I found religious youth activities to harbor just as much if not more bullying than schools do. But what makes it so bad is you would think they would be very strict and safe. Yeah right,most religous activities are way less supervised and regulated than school activities. This was way true fo me as I felt like when it came to religious youth activites I felt like the bullying and intimidation was worse because its supposed to be a time when we were supposed to feel safe and together, but most of the time was not so as the majority of the kids in youth group were jocks and I was not so really I felt out of place.
This is what I have experienced from facts. Im not sharing any detailed experiences due to the fact I really don't want to write a whole lot out, but feel free to ask me about what I experienced and I will talk about it.