Myself and my husband teach at the same school and also live quite close to that school. As such we often see pupils, both current and ex-pupils when outside of school, going about our daily lives. However there has been an increasing number of incidents of verbal abuse; shouted at out of passing cars, groups of youths shouting abuse and trying to intimidate whilst out walking our dog, being followed and generally hassled in local stores etc. I know as an adult I should let it wash over me but quite honestly it’s now getting so upsetting that I want to move out of the area and am reluctant to spend time in the local community. The there's times where I get frustrated and angry about why I should feel that the only solution is to move out! I wonder whether reporting to local police is an option but then convince myself I’m being over sensitive. I feel like I’m ‘on duty’ 24/7. I don’t want to be ‘Miss’ outside school, I just want to be plain old me. Anyone had a similar situation that could give any advice about a solution other than moving house (although I am still planning on doing that)? Any advice gratefully received.