I know there are bullies in ALL schools, but it makes me wonder, where does there tend to be more bullying - public or private schools? I only ever went public, and was horribly bullied in the highschool I went to... to the point where a bunch of girls spilt a bottle of water in my lap (our formal uniforms were pale blue skirts and white blouses) and it looked as tho i'd wet myself.. It was terrible, of course the list goes on and on, and at one stage I would cry and beg my parents to change me but of course they didn't... As our school backed onto bushland, I would seriously have lunch in the bush some days to literally ''hide'' from some of the kids. But in saying that, the highschool I was in before this one (had to change schools as we'd moved across Brisbane) was fantastic, I really loved it, and nobody seemed to pick on anyone really...
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28-05-2012 22:44 #1Senior Member
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28-05-2012 22:47 #2
I was bullied horrifically in both, one was a public school in a rural community, the other was a single sex private school where I was physically bullied as well, I changed schools when I was 14 to a public school in the city and experienced a little bit of bullying, but found the guys would stick up for me when the girls were being catty in their cliques.
28-05-2012 22:51 #3
I have no idea. I would say it depends on the schools stance pn bullying.
Part of me thinks its generational as well...
My sister in highschool was treated so badly by her peers, she ended up having a mental breakdown, and tbh i dont know if she has ever fully recovered, she was tortured for years. The principal broke down and cried when my mother told him what these people had done to her.
I went to the same school 10 years later, was i bullied? Yes. But no where near the extent my sister was. Just the usual teasing an overweight person experiences.
My sister went to the school 5 years later. Not teased once ever.?
Brother went to that school 7 years later, teased initially but then not again for the remainder of his schooling years.
*hugs* im sorry you were treated that way
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28-05-2012 23:03 #4
All public school.
3 suicide attempts.
No, I haven't recovered.
In year 11 my tormentor was expelled, then in year 12 they let her come back as she had "changed".
It started again on day 1.
I hated high school...
And primary school...
Well I hated school in general.
Weird, awkward, loner girl with a target on her back I guess...
I think it depends on people's social ability... I was bullied from prep, so I was always withdrawn and probably came across stuck up to a lot of people so I got bullied.
29-05-2012 09:41 #5Senior Member
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oh ladies, a million hugs for you all, that is so terribly sad!! It's a shame some kids can truely be so horribly nasty it can affect you throughout your whole life.
29-05-2012 09:45 #6
That's terrible I was never bullied, very lucky and I hope my kids never are either. I think it depends on the school and how on top of it they are/their policies, etc and the area, etc, not whether a school is public or private.
29-05-2012 09:45 #7
Given that some children will move from school to school and still get bullied, I think it really doesn't matter, and if your child is going to cop it, they'll cop it.
I think girls are very clever with their bullying at times though, and can fake smile and say something so passive-aggressive that it doesn't really fully come across as nasty, but still makes you feel like sh*t... and from all the "all girls school," stories I've heard, I'd say I'm quite lucky I wasn't going to one of those and getting treated like some of them did. Then again, I have no idea what the severely bullied girls went through at my school (public, co-ed) either and that could have been just as bad.
29-05-2012 09:55 #8
Yes i was bullied. At one point one of the deputy principles came up to tell me to try and get a lift home that day as there had been reports going around the school a group of girls were going to bash me. I left school early that day and caught a taxi to work as i was scared. These were the girls you didnt want to mess with and i had no idea what i had done wrong to them but they targeted me anyway.
I hated school. I never graduated due to the fact i hated it.
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29-05-2012 10:06 #9Senior Member
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I think it would depend more on the area as opposed to whether it's public or private. Some of my friends children go to private schools up North and some of the stories seem just uncomprehensible for me, my DS goes to a great little public school which is fairly city central.
DP is adament that he doesn't want our children going to private schools after he and his friends experiences. He looks at me with such confusion when I tell him that so many people believe that the more expensive the school the better it is. He just doesn't get that mentality wheras I think it has more to do with the children's backgrounds (underprivilidged areas etc).
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I went to public school and DH went to private school, we were both bullied but thankfully not too badly.
I don't think it's a public or private thing, it's a school by school thing - by that i mean it depends on the school itself not whether it is public or private. Bullies will be at every school, unfortunately, so i think it is how the school handles them that matters.
One of the first questions i asked when interviewing schools for my DD's was 'What is your policy on bullying'
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