Parents

Heartbreaking Video About Bullying Shows Just How Tough Being A Kid Can Be

"It was in the age where I thought that I could sort of fend for myself."
08/17/2016 04:09pm ET

A new video is giving kids a chance to share what it’s really like to be bullied.

SheKnows Media asked kids in their Hatch program to open up about their experiences with bullies. From being rated on a number scale to being called “so ugly,” the comments show how tough it can be to be a kid. SheKnows also learned that many kids don’t tell their parents that they’re being bullied. One boy offered a heartbreaking reason why he chose not to.

“Because it was in the age where I thought that I could sort of fend for myself, and I didn’t need my parents,” he said.

One girl in the video explained what it’s like to be told to simply “ignore” the bullies, offering a message many parents should hear: “In reality, it’s not really that easy.”

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