School Life

School often feels daunting for new students, especially when you are new to a city or if you are simply nervous about meeting new potential classmates and peers. Preparing for and knowing how to survive school is a way for you to explore a new premise without feeling the fear of judgment and criticism at all time, allowing you to truly be yourself.

Tips on How to Survive School for Anyone

  • Avoid entering school with fear on your mind. As much as you may refuse to believe it, other peers have the same fears and anxieties when meshing with other students. Instead, allow yourself to feel anxious, as it is often a time to meet new people and make potential friends. Having a negative attitude is an immediate way to turn off others from believing you are approachable even if you are seeking out friends.
  • Steer clear of individuals who are purely out to cause humiliation while abusing others physically and verbally. Making minimal conversation and contact with these individuals is less likely to make you an unnecessary target, even if you are not involved in the surrounding circumstances.
  • Find like-minded groups of friends and join extracurricular activities and classes to find friends who share similar interests as you and have no intention of bullying or harassing you personally.
  • Work on improving and building your own self-esteem and confidence, as this is essential when forming your identity throughout school. Practice improving skills, knowledge, and even working on your physical fitness to feel better overall while moving forward into the unknown territory of middle school and junior high surroundings.
  • Alert teachers, hall monitors, and as many superiors in charge when there is a verbal or physical attack taking place, regardless of location. Having a formal written up complaint is another way to put on record any time you or someone you know has been bullied, allowing for a more harsh punishment or expel possibilities in the future.
  • Have other students write reports of attacks and bullying that are relevant to the school itself and its lack of discipline. When there are additional witness reports for any attack (verbal, cyber, or even physical), it is more likely the bully suspect in question will receive the proper punishments necessary.
  • Parents often turn to news media outlets, blogs, and social media networks of their own to showcase the increase of bullying and the lack of discipline throughout the entire school.

Tips for Surviving School for Girls

The more comfortable and confident you become in your own skin, the less likely you are to allow others to negatively impact and affect your life altogether, regardless of your age and age group.

Life After High School

  • Find friends who have similar senses of humor as you, and those who prefer taking part in humor aside from putting others down and making fun of individuals who are not the same as you.
  • Finding good-quality friends can be challenging to come by. But remember, quality of quantity if you are seeking long-lasting relationships with loyalty and trust between one another.
  • Avoid joining the gossip group and train by spreading rumors and lies. Lying or creating rumors simply to fit in can quickly backfire and cause you to lose trust and even your friendships from those who were previously loyal to you.
  • Maintain loyalty to friends who have been there for you for years, regardless of the number of new students you have in your school. Standing by lifetime friends always comes in handy when struggling with transitions, new friends, and even dating and relationships.
  • Stay open and honest with friends you can trust to help with building a support group, especially if you have been bullied or if you know someone who is being harassed. The more support you are capable of building, the less likely someone you know is to become a target. When you have a group of friends who are willing to stand up to abuse and bullying, it is then possible to begin doing so for others who are too frightened or unwilling to stand up for themselves.

Use School Counseling Services

Whether you’re feeling depressed due to at-home situations, you’re being bullied or if you have found yourself falling behind academically, reach out to a school counselor if you have ne available and appointed to you. Talking directly with a school counselor is a way to express any challenges you are currently facing, whether personal or school-related.

School counselors specialize in providing resources and assisting students with a number of available outlets and resources to help you to regain control while getting your life back on track. Talking with a school counselor regularly is also a way to find relief from various forms of peer pressure and even bullying you may experience (verbal, physical or even cyber bullying related).

In some areas there are also counseling services for those who have been bullied or severely traumatized due to stalking and other forms of harassment, both local and online. Inquiring about these groups can be done from home in addition to working together with your current school counselor to find and locate all of the current resources you have available that are likely to benefit you and your situation on a more personal level.

Find like-minded groups of friends and join extracurricular activities and classes to find friends who share similar interests

Always Report Harassment and Abuse

Whether you are in elementary school, middle school, high school, college, or even the workplace, harassment and bullying is always unacceptable. Whether you are victim of a bully yourself or if you have witnessed any form of harassment, reporting the incident to those in charge is a responsibility. Verbal, physical and cyber stalking or harassment often come with harsh legal charges and should be acted upon according so, regardless of the age of the offender and victim.

Reading various stories, blogs, journals, and books on surviving school not only helps you to feel more comfortable in your own skin, but it is a great way for you to rid worrying too much and stressing out at the most trivial situations you may be facing during your junior high years. Reading books and utilizing online communities to gather support is a way to survive school being yourself without feeling as if you are a social outcast to others.

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