“Years later, it still hurts.”

I posted about bullying earlier this month, which is Bullying Prevention Month, but the month isn’t over and this post is a good reminder that we — teachers, parents, students, school staff — should always be on the lookout for people who need help but may not be able to ask for it.

“When I was in elementary school, I was bullied by the kid who lived across the street. It started the day we moved in, and it continued until the day we moved out.

His bullying was relentless: I’d be sitting in my front yard playing with my Star Wars figures, and he’d come over and start threatening to take them, break them, hurt me, whatever he had on his broken little mind, until I either started crying or ran into my house. I remember riding my Big Wheel on my sidewalk, and this kid rode up behind me on his dirt bike, …”

continue reading this post by actor Wil Wheaton (from Stand By Me, Star Trek: The Next Generation and his guest spots on Big Bang Theory). It makes me think of quite a few discussion questions. How about you?

I found this story on Zite.


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