‘No-one is born a bully’: What I would say to my school bullies


The mother of a 17-year-old, who killed himself after severe bullying, is in the news after she wrote an emotional letter about her son’s death.

Felix Alexander died on 27 April after walking in front of a train near where he lived in Worcester.

In the letter, Lucy Alexander urges young people to be kind as she describes the bullying he experienced.

The NSPCC estimates almost all young people have been affected by bullying in some way.

Around 16,000 young people are absent from school every year due to bullying.

Support service Childline held more than 25,700 counselling sessions with children in 2015.

Most victims of bullying will never get the opportunity to explain how they were affected by their tormentors.

But what would they say if they could?

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