How to Get a Kid at School to Stop Messing With Me?

Ivan is being bullied. A guy at school keeps messing with him and is making his life hell.

Bullied at School

IVAN (WASHINGTON, DC) QUESTION:

Ivan: I’m having problems with this kid, named Chris. He’s messed with me 3 times this year and I’m trying not to get into a fight.

Dawson: How has he messed with you?

Ivan: Well, when I was walking to my bus, he deliberately walked into me, when he could have moved. And he’s saying stuff about me, which I don’t like. I’m trying to ignore it, but he just keeps going on. Plus, he keeps trying to fight me. I told my brother, and my brother flipped out on him, so he didn’t mess with me last Friday. But I think he’s going to try something tomorrow.

Dawson: Why?

Ivan: Because he’s been saying he was going to kick my ___.

Dawson: Gotcha. Isn’t there another way you can go to school besides getting on the bus?

Ivan: Nope.

Dawson: You talked to your parents about this?

Ivan: Yeah.

Dawson: Alright. Why don’t you have your brother ride with you on the bus?

Ivan: I do, but it’s just when we leave the school.

DAWSON MCALLISTER'S ANSWER:

Dawson: That’s when you sit down with your parents and the principal and say, “I’m finally coming clean – there’s this guy that’s making my life hell at school and I expect some help. I don’t need to go off to school terrified. Put it in the principal’s hands, see what he does with the guy.

If you are being bullied.  You are not alone.  Find out what to do if you are being bullied, how to get help, and how to help a friend in TheHopeLine’s eBook:

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