I’m in year 7 and I’m the friend group’s punching bag

Hi. I’m 12 years old and I just feel like nobody truly likes me. In my friend group I sort of just get bullied for no reason whatsoever. I guess I somehow got nominated. I don’t know how but I somehow managed to start secondary school in the worst position humanly possible. I’m overweight, really ugly, have very wonky teeth, I’m classed as the “nerd” just because I’m smart. Possibly the worst part is that my crush literally likes my BEST FRIEND. My parents are usually very overprotective as well which blocks me from pretty much any form of social media. Nobody really appreciates me or has the decency to put themselves in my shoes. I’ve been trying everything to change things a lot but nothing seems to work. No matter how much I improve and feel better about myself I’m always associated with the fatty weirdo who eats too much and no girl shows any signs of liking me.

Sorry if I sound really dumb or wrong or anything, these are just my opinions

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Hallo Eddie, welcome to heart support.
I am so sorry to hear how hard school has been for you, and not only that but just socialising all together.
Being made fun of for your appearance is such a cruel and heartbreaking thing to experience.

I know when I was younger, kids at school were so silly and thought it was cool to say or do unkind things.
There could be any number of reasons why young people do that and it’s hard to stand up and call it out when it feels like a group against one.

Have you ever tried to tell your friends that it’s not okay or how it makes you feel? Or perhaps talking to a school teacher or counsellor?

One thing that I did notice is you mentioned your smart, and that is so cool! It is such a great thing you’ve seen a really great quality about yourself.
You’re not a nerd, you’re a smart person who seems emotionally intelligent.

Thanks. I’ll take your thoughts into account from now on :slightly_smiling_face:

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