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Dear Dish-It, I'm Getting Picked On

Dear Dish-It,

I used to love going to school not too long ago until everyone at my school started acting stupid and rude. I'm sick of it! All I hear every day is people screaming, yelling, cursing and swearing. I can't take it anymore! Plus, I'm now getting picked on! I don't know what to do! I can't be home-schooled.


Dear BritBrit,

You know it's funny, school is really scary when you start, then it becomes really fun, and then it sometimes starts to suck again. It sounds like your school is particularly full of jerks and, if you're being bullied by some of them, that's definitely not cool. You're at a time when people are pretty much at their jerkiest. A lot of people in middle school and high school are making bad decisions when it comes to their behavior towards others, either cuz they're immature or cuz they fall to peer pressure and insecurity. If the bullying is really bad, talk to a teacher, school counselor, or your parents. Reporting the bullies doesn't make you a crybaby - it makes you mature. Their meanness could really, really do damage to you - or the next person they "attack."

Have you tried to seek out other people who might feel the same as you? I bet that not everyone at your school is stupid, rude and yelling all the time. Why don't you try joining an after-school activity, either at school or at your local community center? Meeting new people, making new friends, and trying out new activities will help you deal with your frustrations, as well as help you open up and share your feelings with others rather than keep 'em bottled up inside.

So, ya gotta burnin' question? Need some love directions? Thinkin' 'bout stuff like depression, sex,how ya feel 'bout YOURSELF (that's called "self-esteem"), boyfriends, girlfriends, losin' old friends, bullyin' or peer pressure, but too scared to ask the parents? Don't be scared to .

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Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
Maybe he likes you, as a friend or as more.
reply about 13 hours
Kirsteeeeen posted in Friends:
Friends grow apart as we grow up and change at different rates. It's fine to stop being friends, but it doesn't have to be in a mean way. The best thing to do is talk to her (nicely). You don't have to tell her she's being childish or you feel as if you've matured more. That would be terrible. Talk about things you guys like to do in common or make plans to try new things together. Or don't mention it at all, but don't just begin ignoring her. Eventually the friendship will fade the less time you spend together. 
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Amalegend20 posted in Friends:
You should be nice to her. If you have to break the news gently don't make her feel bad just talk to her about and see what she says  
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hugebear posted in Friends:
My bff and I were best friends but weve grown apart im getting older and she still wants to do kid stuff I have new friends now I feel like im being mean to her but like doesn't she get the memo I feel both guilty and mad:} Gosh.... put the shoe on  the other foot and see how would you feel if your bff done this on you. You has been bffs for the long time [Im guessing] and your maturing faster than her.  I agrees you are being mean to her if you doesnt discuss how your feeling with her and ignoring / avoiding her or whatever your doing.    She has been the good friend to you and she deserves to understand if you is growing up faster than her.  I really feels sad for how she could be feeling right now. She didnt do anything wrong.  You changed. Not her. Please be nice to your friend/ex friend and let her down gently [if you really has to] ^^ Me opinion  
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Desiixx posted in Friends:
Don't worry about it. Friends grow apart. That's how things go. Just talk to her about it, she'll understand. 
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