My name is Taquaya. I am a girl I currently attend a middle school where bullying is very common. It happens in the hallway, it happens in the classroom, it even happens in the bathrooms. I'm going to be honest with you, I'm one of those kids that gets bullied. Kids throw things at me, push me, talk about me, but no one seems to do anything. It's really affected me and I realized telling an adult doesn't ALWAYS help. Sometimes the current teacher isn't completely educated on how to stop a bully. Sometimes it takes standing up to help someone. If you see bullying going on, you should speak up AND tell an adult. Don't just watch it happen, that makes you seem like a bully, just watching hurts the person being bullied. So stand up.
By writing some words below, you are showing your support and letting everyone know they're not alone.