was shocked to read about the bullying you are being subjected
to. It is very important that you find an adult you trust
and tell him/her what is happening. There is no way anyone
would expect you to deal with such a frightening situation
on your own. What these people are doing is very wrong and
is totally unacceptable. In fact, sending abusive text messages
is illegal. You have a right to go to school without feeling
frightened. You also have a right to the support of teachers
but they do need to know what is going on before they can
help you. I know that it can be absolutely terrifying and
a day can seem a long, long time, but there are people out
there who will do their best to help you. I would urge you
to speak to a teacher you trust as soon as possible.
are some other things we would advise you to do immediately.
It is important to save these text messages and it is also
important to tell the police. Bullying Online have useful
advice about mobile phone bullying.
might also find it helpful to contact one of the helplines
which are set up to help children and young people who are
distressed. If you are in Scotland you could phone ChildLine
Scotland's Bullying helpline which is open 3.30pm - 9.30pm
Monday - Friday Freephone 0800 44 1111. If you are outside
Scotland or if you are in Scotland phoning after the hours
above (for example at weekends) you could contact Childline
which has a 24 hour helpline on 0800 1111. Samaritans can
be contacted by phone or email tel: 08457 909090 email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
remember that this is not your fault and that you do not have
to try to get through this on your own. You are entitled to
my best wishes,