Mean Girls: not just a movie – Anna Spargo-Ryan

Mean Girls: not just a movie

Mean Girls: not just a movie

I have some strong feelings about bullying, especially the kind of psychological torment that seems more common in young girls. With that in mind, I took my anger forth and found out a little more about what Australian schools think, and what they’re trying to do to combat this kind of behaviour.

“The weird thing about hanging out with Regina was that I could hate her, and at the same time, I still wanted her to like me,” says Lindsay Lohan in the cult classic (and, some would argue, her best ever role), Mean Girls. It’s a good laugh, sure, but with clique behaviour rife in groups of girls as young as three, will we be able to cut the next generation of Mean Girls off at the pass?

You can read the rest of this article over at Essential Kids.

  • Ellie at Emerald Pie

    July 30, 2012 at 10:01 am Reply

    I think the clique thing is as old as time itself and it will always exist. We need to be able to educate our kids to deal with it, and schools need to be pro-active in preventing cliques forming as much as possible. Not an easy task though. Going through it with my DD at the moment. Its horrible having to explain to her that her “friends” are not friends after all….. but we will get there, and she will be a stronger person for it. Its a lesson that has to be learned, just unfortunate she has to learn it at age 11.

  • Carli

    July 30, 2012 at 1:31 pm Reply

    Loved what Nathalie said about the biting. Might have experienced that sort of thing once or twice!

  • Rachel from Redcliffe Style

    July 30, 2012 at 4:58 pm Reply

    I recently watched Mean Girls with my daughters 6 & 8 and we had a good talk about bullies. I also wrote about Mean Girls. Bullying is so terrible. I am lucky my girls haven’t had to deal with it yet. Rachel x

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