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Coping with Cyberbullying

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x_anxious.flower_x
Hi.

This is my first post on this community so I wanted to also take it as a chance to introduce myself.

I am a 14 year old and I am a female. I have autism and anxiety. I have been a victim of cyberbullying, physical bullying and verbal bullying at school for nearly 3 years. :(

I don't know how to cope with all of the cyberbullying. I have tried deleting the group chat but the thoughts of it are whirring through my head making me feel really sad, anxious, hated and worthless.

Sorry for bothering you. Nice to meet you all.
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Cyberninja
Hi,

Welcome to the forum!

My initial thoughts are that nobody, especially a bully, can define who you are.

I would recommend that you completely erase these people from your digital landscape. You are in control of your own online spaces and this gives you the power to block, delete and filter out people who do not bring something positive into your life.

Also, your school should be supporting you and dealing with this issue. All schools have a duty to protect students from bullying so you could raise this with the staff at your school.
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Jules92
I agree with the ninja on this one. Just flush this rubbish out of your digital life. Get some adult support and get onto the school about the bullying going on there. They should be addressing this, and the social media bullying as well.

Stay strong, Anxious Flower. xx
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x_anxious.flower_x
Thank you so much for the lovely supportive replies Jules and Ninja. I have been able to erase the horrible messages but the memories are still in my mind. It is not just the cyberbullying that makes me upset. It is also the physical and verbal bullying I go through.
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Jules92
It's good that you have been able to erase some of this from your life.
Keep going, would be my advice. Next steps should be to see the principle of the school to address what is going on there. If the school don't respond then you can take it further. The school board, PTA groups, local education authorities etc. Honestly, they are failing in their duty of care to you. No way should you expected to put up with this.

You may also want to look at other organisations that support Autistic people, i'm sure they would want to support you in getting this bullying stopped.
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Petula
Hey Anxious Flower, welcome to our community!

I think Jules has got a point about contacting an organisation that supports families living with autism. These kinds of organisations work with schools to help them support students with autism. From what you have said, the school could do with some help in dealing with this bullying problem.
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Ihsan99
Hey,
Welcome! I always respect people's willingness and honesty in reaching out as when i was bullied I never had the faith or courage to reach out so well done :). Being at school is one thing and I would encourage you to talk to your teachers in terms of either dealing with the bullying or being on the look out in class to prevent the bullying taking place as on guard teacher or mindful one usually is scary enough for trouble makers. Also, outside of school is really your area of control and I would suggest getting rid of them asap. As others have mentioned, I would suggest reaching out to an organisation that helps families and young people with autism. What's happening is not your fault and its certainly there's 100%! You have rights they are not allowed to take away and are shoving their issues onto you. Hope this helps.