‘I started self-harming’: Brave teachers recount their own ordeals at the hands of bullies in an emotional video aimed at encouraging pupils to ask for help

A group of brave secondary school teachers have recorded themselves speaking about their painful bullying experiences in an attempt to get students to open up, Daily Mail is reporting.

In the video, shown to pupils at Perins School in New Alresford, Hampshire, the teachers describe how they struggled with depression and even self-harmed due to the impact of being bullied.

By sharing their personal experiences the teachers hope pupils will feel they can come forward when they have problems.

Science teacher Luke Adam, who was physically bullied for having red hair, said he had been bullied ‘Just for being who I am’ and was called ‘ginger and any vulgar word that you can think of’.

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