‘If You Ignore Them, They’ll Go Away’ Is Horrible Advice
Why I’m glad I spoke up.
Warning: This article mentions bullying and mental health struggles. If that will bother you, please skip it.
When I was a kid, I was often told to “just ignore” bullies. I was told that if you ignored them, they would eventually “go away.” The justification was that if I refused to react to their…