Bullying

Sebastian Bianco Lynn: Popped Tyres

Sebastian was born in 1986 in Bury, Lancashire. He attended his local mainstream primary and secondary schools, continuing on to college and then university.

Here Sebastian recalls how, and perhaps why, he was bullied by a disabled person at school.

  • Sebastian Bianco Lynn
  • Sebastian Bianco Lynn
  • Sebastian Bianco Lynn
  • Sebastian Bianco Lynn
http://howwasschool.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/popped-tyres.mp3

Transcript

I was actually bullied by a disabled person when I started in high school. It was constant bullying, teasing, more often than not creating a situation to make sure that I couldn’t move around, like constantly popping my tyres. My tyres used to be popped on a daily basis. It was merely because he felt that he wasn’t bullied but he was treated so indifferently and – as if he wasn’t there, then it’s just as bad as bullying. So, the only way you can sort of get one up on someone and show that you’re strong to your peers, I suppose, is by bullying. Because I soon found out that he felt so strongly that before he left he actually wrote a piece for his English about how he felt marginalised as a disabled person.