"Sticks and Stones" is the ninth episode of the second series and the twenty-third episode overall of The Dumping Ground.
- Connor Byrne as Mike Milligan
- Christopher John Slater as Frank Matthews
- Joe Maw as Johnny Taylor
- Amy–Leigh Hickman as Carmen Howle
- Mia McKenna–Bruce as Tee Taylor
- Daniel Pearson as Rick Barber
- Miles Butler–Hughton as Tyler Lewis
- Kia Pegg as Jody Jackson
- Leanne Dunstan as Faith Davis
- Sarah Rayson as Floss Guppy
- Reece Buttery as Mo Michaels
- Stacy Liu as May-Li Wang
- Kasey McKellar as Bailey Wharton
- This episode deals with racism.
- It is revealed that Floss was left in a salon before she was taken into care.
- The title of this episode is taken from the popular saying about bullying, "Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me."