WHY ARE THEY
SO MEAN TO ME?
BE AN ANTI-BULLY
Straight Talk from
Girls Who’ve Been There
Hot New GS Goodies
Article courtesy of Girls’ Life magazine. Subscribe now at www.girlslife.com.
Felicia and Crystal are BFFs, but can you believe they
started out as rivals? Or that Ashley went from a bully to a witness to
a target of other bullies? The real-life stories of these three girls fea-
tured here and originally published in the August/September 2006
issue of Girls’ Life (a magazine for girls 10-15) represent some of the
violence girls face in their relationships with others.
P.A.V.E. the Way (Project Anti-Violence Education) is a Girl Scout
program that addresses violence and violence-prevention for girls.
The P.A.V.E. the Way program focuses on issues important to girls
today, including bullying, Internet safety, and crime and gang
prevention. This year, 25 Girl Scout councils across the United States,
and USA Girl Scouts Overseas in Germany, will conduct P.A.V.E.
programs through a grant funded by the U.S. Department of Justice.
If you are interested in doing anti-bullying activities or finding out if your council offers
anti-violence programs, ask your local council office. You can help eliminate violence in your
school and community, and just like Felicia, Crystal and Ashley, work with others to make the
world a better place.
Shows You How!
Why Are They
So Mean to Me?
GS2 G i r l S c o u t s ® M i n i - M a g a z i n e A u g u s t / S e p t e m b e r 2 0 0 6
You Ever Bullied Someone? Why?” And even
if someone purposely trips you as you walk
to the back of the school bus or keeps kicking
your chair as you try to listen to the teacher,
you’re being bullied.
Using force or physically threatening oth-
ers is the kind of bullying that’s easiest to
identify. But there are other types, too, such
as ignoring, insulting or excluding, that are
probably more typical among girls. Take this
common example: Say the classmate you’ve
been sitting next to at lunch