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Surviving Middle School and Mean Girls: Reflections on the Impact of Cyberbullying

There is an old saying that goes, "sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me," but when I was in second grade I learned a slightly different version that goes, "sticks and stones may break my bones but words can also hurt me." From my experience with bullying, I would say the second version is closer to the truth. I've been bullied at different times throughout my life without anyone ever throwing a single stone, and I can tell you that just because words don't leave physical marks, it doesn't mean they don't leave indelible scars.
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