For Students

Some students are popular. Some students are not. This was true for your parents and teachers, and it will be true for your kids one day.

 

It is natural to be curious about popularity, and it's understandable why you might want to learn more about why and how popular students seem to have everything that they could ever want. We get it - sometimes it seems like their lives are easier, more interesting, or somehow, better.

However, we're here to help you understand that while popularity is very interesting, being popular isn't everything.

What is Popularity? 

The dictionary definition of popularity is “to be liked by many,” but that doesn't really make sense, does it?

You may have noticed that 'popular' students aren't always the nicest or happiest people. Often, popular students are the exact opposite of this. They can even be mean and ruthless, but somehow they stay popular. It's confusing, isn't it? 

But don't worry, we answer many of these questions throughout this website. 

Common Questions Explored

How is it possible to be mean and popular if the dictionary says that popularity is, “being well like by many?”
How do popular students become popular and why do other students keep coming back to them?

Well, for some students, being popular comes naturally. For others, popularity may feel always out of reach. 

But, that doesn't mean that if you are unhappy there is nothing you can do. No one is forced to be who and what they are forever. Even if not everyone can be part of the popular clique, anyone can experience what it is like to be popular.

I hope that after looking through this website you will learn that popularity isn't just for the “popular” students.

Tips For Making Friends

Be Kind 

No one is perfect. Everyone has things they don't like about themselves. Everyone goes through difficult times. So, the best thing you can be to everyone (and to yourself) is kind. 

Embrace Your Talents & Interests

When you show your passion for a certain sport or type of music or topic, others will begin to notice. You never know who else in your class might be interested in the same things as you are. Joining a club or committee is a great way to make new friends.

Give Yourself a Break

You don't need to be perfect to be popular. You also don't need to be popular to be happy. You are great just the way you are!