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12-year-olds talk about dealing with bullies, jealousy and zombies

In our NewsHour Shares video of the day, public radio station WNYC produced a series on what it’s like to be a 12-year-old, with some honest thoughts from more than 100 kids.

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  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Finally to our NewsHour shares of the day, something that caught our eye that might be of interest to you, too.

    Our colleagues from WNYC Public Radio in New York have produced a series on what it's like to be 12 years old, and captured some honest thoughts from more than 100 of them.

    Here are a few:

  • STUDENT:

    Since I'm confident in my style, like, I like know somebody — they had like warned me about it. I would just be like, whatever. Like, you're just jealous, because I have a unique, like, style that you don't.

  • STUDENT:

    If they have the guts to say something bad about you behind your back, they should have the guts to say it to your face.

  • STUDENT:

    I think that soccer balls are really cool.

  • STUDENT:

    The closest thing I do to gossip is I read "Tiger Beat" about once a month.

  • STUDENT:

    I miss being able to get away with things.

  • STUDENT:

    Sometimes, I will feel pressure to dress a certain way to school, because everybody wears, like, skinny jeans and stuff like that, and I don't like jeans.

  • STUDENT:

    I'm a lot taller than almost my whole class. I just keep growing. I have no idea when I'm going to stop, and that's what is — that's the scary part.

  • STUDENT:

    I'm afraid of supernatural things, like zombies and, like, the apocalypse.

  • JUDY WOODRUFF:

    Charming. You can watch the entire "Being 12" series at WNYC.org.

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