Hi! I'm Zoe. In my school there has been some bullying going on. Teasing like "Chinese eyes." There's been like a game called "Break Your Back" that hurts people. And a song called "Chinese Japanese Dirty Knees Look at these." And that's mostly all.
The bullying made me feel embarassed because when they were doing the "Chinese eyes" thing it was like people in America were making fun of Chinese people like they'd never seen them before.
My principal came to talk to all the third grade classes about it. He said that God created everyone in His own image, and He doesn't want people to make fun of it. He said if the bullying goes on it's a bad thing. And you shouldn't make fun of people just because they look different.
It made me feel good he did that, but it made me feel bad for the people who were doing it because it made them feel sorry. It made be feel good because it won't happen again and that the school thought it was a big problem that the principal had to talk about.
And if that ever happens to you, be part of the solution and not part of the problem. You be part of the solution by telling a teacher or a counselor if you see bullying or if you have been bullied. You be part of the problem if you bully people after you've been bullied. You be part of the problem if you're bullied and you keep it to yourself. If you don't tell someone, it won't stop for you or anyone else.
By Zoe, age 9 (in 12 more days!)