Social bullying is incredibly common. Especially among teenage girls. This sort of bullying is just as damaging as physical violence. Social bullying usually takes place withing groups. For example, if someone doesn't like a particular person, that someone can turn an entire group against that person. Sometimes, bystanders don't realise that by supporting the ''leader'', they are just as guilty. It is important to know that in such cases, the excuse: ''kids will be kids'', does not apply. Rejecting isn't the only issue. To young girls, shunning, whispering and mean looks are also a way to gain social power. In other words, popularity. Adults don't always see this happening. It is extremely important to speak up if you're being bullied.
REMEMBER: It's nice to be important,
but its more important to be nice!