A 14-year-old girl has been told to “go home” after her dress made the teen’s friends and classmates target her with comments about her appearance and body.
The teen is now working to change the social media environment for bullying victims and her mother told local news station WXYZ-TV that she is frustrated and upset with how social media has affected the way bullying happens.
“It’s not fair that somebody has to have the right to say something, that they can say, ‘You look like you don’t belong here,'” she said.
“We’ve been in the same place all these years.”
In 2015, a 15-year old girl at the University of Michigan School of Engineering was subjected to a barrage of comments from a classmate who said she looked like “a doll,” while others told her that she was ugly.
The girl’s parents sued the school, and the school agreed to pay $10,000 to the girl’s mother.
In December 2016, a 16-year year old boy at a middle school in Texas was bullied online by classmates who made fun of his body and said he looked like he had lost his mind.
He was told he looked fat and had “no self-confidence,” the lawsuit states.