Teen Reports Stepsister's Bullying, Faces Backlash From Family

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A teenager's stepsister has been bullying a shy girl in their grade, causing the victim to withdraw from everyone. The teenager discovers the bullying and decides to go to the victim's parents with evidence. The bully is suspended and may be expelled. However, the teenager's family is upset with their actions.

Was the teenager right to go to the victim's parents without talking to the stepsister first? Is it ever justified to go to a bully's parents? Read this story to find out.

Standing up against bullying can be tough, even with family 💪

browensey | browensey

Standing up to bullying within the family takes courage 💪

browensey | browensey

Discovering the truth about my stepsister's behavior was shocking 😮

browensey | browensey

Standing up to bullying takes courage 🙌

browensey | browensey

Reporting stepsister's bullying causes family backlash and drama 🙄

browensey | browensey

Teen faces backlash for reporting stepsister's bullying 💔

browensey | browensey

Facing backlash for reporting bullying, family takes stepsister's side 😞

browensey | browensey

Standing up to bullying causes family backlash. AITA?

browensey | browensey

Teen faces backlash for reporting stepsister's bullying 😔

Bullying is a serious issue that affects millions of people worldwide. It's a problem that can lead to depression, anxiety, and even suicide. So, when the poster found out that their stepsister was bullying a classmate, they decided to take action. They went to the victim's parents with evidence of the bullying, which led to the stepsister's suspension and possible expulsion.

However, the poster's decision was met with harsh criticism from their family, who believed that they should have talked to the stepsister before going to the victim's parents. Despite the backlash, the poster believes that they made the right decision. Bullying is never okay, no matter the severity, and it's important to stand up for victims.

The poster's bravery in reporting the bullying should be commended, but it's unfortunate that their family doesn't see it that way. Let's hope that the stepsister learns from her actions and that the victim can heal from the hurt caused by the bullying.

In the next section, let's take a look at some of the reactions to this controversial situation.

NTA for reporting stepsister's bullying, family more concerned with future.

MeringuepieMoth | MeringuepieMoth

Standing up against bullying is tough, but necessary. NTA 👍

JetItTogether | JetItTogether

Standing up to bullying is always the right choice 💪

Dont-trust-it | Dont-trust-it

Calling out the myth of 'fake bullying' 👏🏼

blockparted | blockparted

Bullying must've been severe; school looked at expulsion. NTA.

BroadwayButterfly310 | BroadwayButterfly310

Standing up against bullying, NTA 🙌🏼👏🏼

ieya404 | ieya404

Standing up to family for reporting bullying 🤟

JudgeJed100 | JudgeJed100

Standing up to bullying can be tough, but worth it 💪

bamf1701 | bamf1701

Choosing kindness over family loyalty 🤝 NTA

Nonboringaccountant | Nonboringaccountant

Standing up to family for doing the right thing 👍

efgrigby | efgrigby

Standing up to bullying takes courage. NTA did the right thing 🙌

Annalirra | Annalirra

Standing up to a bully can be tough, but you did it! 💪😊

[deleted] | [deleted]

Standing up against bullying is never the wrong choice. 👏🏼

pnutbuttercups56 | pnutbuttercups56

Standing up to bullies takes courage. You did the right thing! ✍️

macaroni_rascal42 | macaroni_rascal42

Reporting bullying is important, NTA. Family's reaction is disappointing. 😔

mm172 | mm172

Standing up against bullying and protecting others, NTA 👏🏼❤️

thatbrunettegirl10 | thatbrunettegirl10

Family misses the point, prioritizes sibling rivalry over bullying victim 😕

introverted_smallfry | introverted_smallfry

Standing up against bullying is never easy. NTA! 🙌

WerewolfWitch90 | WerewolfWitch90

The overlooked voice in the story. 🤔

[deleted] | [deleted]

Support for teen who stood up to bullying step-sister 💪

Himalayankitten | Himalayankitten

Standing up against bullying can make a life-saving difference. ✊

Kyliems1010 | Kyliems1010

Did OP report stepsister's bullying out of concern or spite? 🤔

MoGraidh | MoGraidh

Family blames you for stepsister's bullying? NTA, that's messed up 🤨

ChelsieTheBrave | ChelsieTheBrave

Standing up to bullying: One teen's courageous act 💪

threedogcircus | threedogcircus

Standing up to bullying, even within your own family 🙌

[deleted] | [deleted]

Standing up against bullying is never wrong. 🙌

TrickInteresting8032 | TrickInteresting8032

Standing up to bullies is never easy, but it's the right thing to do ✊ #NTA

AmethysstFire | AmethysstFire

Standing up for a bullied stepsister. 🤝

RickRoll2610 | RickRoll2610

NTA for reporting bullying, but could have handled it better 🤔

MyFaceSaysItsSugar | MyFaceSaysItsSugar

This comment deserves a round of applause 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼

Leafingblueberry | Leafingblueberry

Standing up to bullies is never easy, but it's the right thing ✊

valathel | valathel

Standing up to family for safety is tough but justifiable! 👍

Razzmiz | Razzmiz

Encouraging response to a supportive comment. 🙌

DataAdvanced | DataAdvanced

Empathetic comment supports victim of family bullying, emphasizes NTA.

darkstarsxx | darkstarsxx

Standing up against bullying can save lives. 🙌

jadepumpkin1984 | jadepumpkin1984

Standing up to bullying 👊🏼 You did the right thing.

L4tt3m4cc14t0 | L4tt3m4cc14t0

Reporting the bully? NTA! Family backlash? Not cool 😒

cherrybounce | cherrybounce

Standing up to bullying takes courage, even when family disagrees ❤️

that-bro-joshy | that-bro-joshy

Standing up to family for what's right 💪 #NTA

Direct-Chef-9428 | Direct-Chef-9428

Support for standing up to bullying 👏

soulpeace2 | soulpeace2

Standing up to bullying is always the right decision! 💪

alpacaboba | alpacaboba

Standing up to bullying is always the right thing 💫

CatAnne119 | CatAnne119

Standing up against bullying: A heartwarming NTA comment 🤗

Rwilliams190 | Rwilliams190

Commenter calls out OP for snitching on stepsister, suggests ESH.

calvinee | calvinee

Take a stand against bullying 🙌 You're NTA, be proud!

Mary_Misanthrope | Mary_Misanthrope

Standing up to bullying can be tough, but worth it 💪 #NotTheA**hole

Side-Fresh | Side-Fresh

Standing up against family for doing the right thing 👏

Asherenne | Asherenne

Supporting a bullied step-sibling can have tough consequences 😔

GroundbreakingGoal44 | GroundbreakingGoal44

Comment suggests harsher punishment for stepsister's bullying behavior. 💪

lesbian_canadian | lesbian_canadian

Standing up to bullying is never easy, but necessary. 🙌

nora1981 | nora1981

Standing up to bullying: NTA wins in the end 🙌

Maddie215 | Maddie215

Teen receives support for reporting stepsister's bullying. 👏

mikekingmoore | mikekingmoore

Reporting bullying takes courage and can inspire change 🙌

druidoom | druidoom

Reporting bullying to Mia's parents was the right move 👍

No_Proposal7628 | No_Proposal7628

Standing up against bullying is always the right thing to do ✊

[deleted] | [deleted]

Teen reports stepsister's bullying and faces backlash from family. Commenter praises her for taking the right action and standing up for her stepsister.

chellaMKM | chellaMKM

Teen stands up to bullying stepsister, but faces family backlash

[deleted] | [deleted]

Standing up to a bully, even if it's family #NTA 🙌

eugenesnewdream | eugenesnewdream

NTA! Teen reports stepsister's bullying and may have saved a life 👏🏼. Gift your family the book “13 Reasons Why” 📚 and befriend Mia 🙏🏼.

LittleMoonLily | LittleMoonLily

Standing up to family for what's right takes courage 💪

DameofDames | DameofDames

NTA reports stepsister's bullying, saves her and others from harm ❤️

QuirkyMeerkat | QuirkyMeerkat

Standing up against bullying is the right thing to do 👏

deemossy | deemossy

Standing up to a bully, even if it's family. 💪 NTA

Conn1991 | Conn1991

Standing up to family for reporting bullying 👏👏 #NTA

CMSkye | CMSkye

Standing up against bullying - supporting mental health 🤝

HumbledPlum8765 | HumbledPlum8765

Standing up to bullies is never easy. 👏

SueR74 | SueR74

Standing up to bullies, a**hole-free zone. 🙌🏼

_Megan_M | _Megan_M

No sympathy for stepsister's self-inflicted bullying - NTA prevails 😎

cyberbeastswordwolfe | cyberbeastswordwolfe

Commenter defends teen who reported bullying with NTA verdict 👍

OrganizationOver4795 | OrganizationOver4795