Bullying at TMS


Like in the picture above, approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying. That is just teens, not including kids. Are you one of those people who knows what it feels like to be picked on or want to help stop bullying at TMS?

What is bullying?

. According to the CDC, bullying is defined as “unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance, and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated.” 

Bullying at TMS

At TMS, I’ve heard so many people say hurtful words to each other and that is not nice. People who are in the conversation might seem like they don’t really care about the mean words, but may feel horrible inside.

In my experience at TMS, I have encountered a bully and did nothing about it. This person has done some horrible things to not just me, but others too probably. 

I once heard a saying that said “People who get bullied are usually better than the person who is bullying them”. That quote is very powerful because of its meaning. The person bullying is probably scared of the person they are bullying. The bully wants to affect the person they’re bullying so the bully is better. 

People don’t just say bad words. They say other words too. For example, a sixth-grader gets made fun of at school by other kids. They judge this person by what this person wears and other things too. This person is an example of being bullied and it’s a good thing this person told someone. 

How to help

A way to help stop bullying is to get into a group of friends to surround you so the bully can’t harm you. But even if they do, your friends will help you. 

Another way to stop bullying is to go to a trusted person and tell them what is happening. Tell that person what is happening, who is bullying you, and how they can help. 

In addition, a way to stop being bullied is to stand up to the bully and show them that you are a strong person. The bully will think that they overpower you but, you can show that you are a stronger person than what appears to the eyes. 


Here are some words from our peers:

The question was: How do you feel about bullying?

  • “Bad” – Chase Wulfenstein
  • “I think bullying shouldn’t be a thing at school because  it’s kinda mean.“ -Autumn (7th grader)
  • “I think it’s a major problem and it’s not really good.” – Nayeli Marron
  • “I don’t know. I don’t really like it” – Maddux McElvain 


CDC: Facts about bullying