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all of my teachers hate me

Dear sam, all of my teachers hate me.  They always shout at me for nothing.  One of them even said the t*ss word to me. I have had seven teachers in the last three years. My life at school is hell for me. They get tight up in my face and everyone finds it hilarious. Im desperate for help. Thanks
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Hi there,

Thanks for your message. I’m really concerned to hear that your school life is hell because of your teachers. This shouldn’t be happening as your teachers have a duty to look after you. They should not be mean or treat you unfairly and this should stop.

I want you to know that what is happening to you is wrong and it's not your fault.

From what you're saying, it sounds like the teachers could be bullying you. This isn’t something you have to keep putting up with. There are different options to help make this stop.

Some people can find it helpful to keep a diary of the things that teachers say and do, writing down dates and times as well as how it made you feel. Perhaps this is something you could do. 

I would encourage you to speak to a trusted adult about what your teachers have been doing. This could be a parent or another teacher in school who you trust. You could also show them the diary if you decide to keep one – this can help them understand what school life has been like for you. If you wanted to talk to the school’s head teacher perhaps this adult can help you to do that.

You may want to speak to a ChildLine counsellor about what has been going. They can help you work out what you want to do next. You can do this by calling ChildLine for free on 0800 1111, logging on for a 1-2-1 chat or sending an email

The ChildLine message boards are a place where you can read what other young people say about what school is like for them. You could get support from others who may be in similar situations to you. Perhaps you could start a new thread if you wanted to.

Remember that you don’t have to cope on your own and there are people who can help you through this.

Take care,

Need help straight away?

You can talk privately to a counsellor online or call 0800 1111 for free.

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