Teen Talk

May 22, 2012

By Staff

How do you see people being victimized at school?

Eastside Catholic High School
“I don’t see a lot of victimization happening openly, but there is always some amount of discrimination that happens between people privately.”
Michael Abraham, junior

“I see a lot of social victimization happening, in terms of exclusion and cliques and such.”

Nalani Saito, junior

Issaquah High School

“Not so much at school but online. Facebook and Twitter are the new playgrounds.”

Jarred Ha, senior

“Girls are mostly affected by hurtful words that spawn from jealousy or spite.”

Harry Gao, junior

Liberty High School

“I think people who miss school for legitimate reasons are victimized by our attendance policy — if you’re passing your classes then it should be fine to miss school if it’s excused by a parent.”

Emily Pestl-Dimmit, senior

“People are victimized by being left out of ‘groups,’ being written about on the bathroom wall and being called names over text message.”

Tessa Smith, junior

Skyline High School

“I’ve seen kids get their shoes stolen and passed around the bus. I’ve seen glasses get stolen and the wearer harassed. I’ve seen people endure kicks to their seat and insults regarding where they buy their clothing. In fact, these kids are all victimized by the same person. Countless times I personally have made up my mind to tell him to grow up and act like he’s in high school, but I’ve never found the courage to for fear of becoming his next target.”

Jessica Guo, junior

“Bullying and victimization is not especially evident in our school because we are generally very accepting to everyone. However, I know it exists here and there. I have not personally witnessed it, but I have heard of bullying when it comes to topics of homosexuality, etc.”

Rahul Banala, junior

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