Michelle - posted on 02/07/2015 ( 17 moms have responded )
My 12-year-old is in 6th grade and turned 12 in January 24th. 7th and 8th graders are bullying her. On her first day of middle school, two 7th-graders asked to show her around and to be friends and she said yes, grateful that her older peers were so kind. Then it didn't take long to realize they pulled a prank and they started whispering about her. When she asked what they were whispering about, those girls lied that they hated her boots but what they REALLY were saying made her cry. She says kids go like "Ew! Stupid 6th graders!" whenever a first-year middle schooler passes by. An 8th-grade boy beated up a 6th-grade a few days ago and the parents of the child pulled him to another school, but why do the older grades so disrespectful to sixth graders?
That's not all. 7th and 8th graders are what they call "cool" and has high schooler friends! There's a high school a block away, and a lot of them are being mean to my daughter as well. For example, a 10th grader said "I know a 7th-grader who goes to your school and she's my neighbor that says you're a stupid little 6th-grader". She wants to go back to elementary school and said that the fifth graders were so nice to the younger kids, but kids are mean in middle school....the guidance counselor came to talk to me and said that an 11th-grader has come by and said lots of little 6th-graders, my daughter and her other friends in her grade, were "stalking" her! How can a 16-year-old be like that to her?! She even posted on Twitter and said "I swear that imma burst if these little 6th-graders r still stalking me" and "Wtf it's been days since I reactivated my account and my 11-year-old stalkers are back ono". I can't believe it... my daughter doesn't even have social media, I am not willing to let my kids lie about their ages. The senior girl from the high school not the one from a block away, but in another local high school is somewhat friends with an older girl from my daughter's middle school had even contacted the middle school! How do I handle this? Middle schoolers and high schoolers are bullying my daughter for being a 6th-grader!