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Trying to make a difference
Anonymous

Hello my name is Chris and this is my story


-As a young child I was often in hospitals every other day from either getting sick or severe epilepsy. Very scary to think that I should not be alive right now knowing how bad my epilepsy was. I was diagnosed at the age 2 and that point till I was 10 might have been one of the hardest moments in my life. At age 10 I was finally epilepsy free which was great but at age 11 I was diagnosed with VWD which is a severe bleeding disorder. So basically I can’t play any physical sports or do anything where I can get hurt easily. So began middle school where I was bullied the hell out of, and made fun of being overweight. There was a point where I was so sad and scared in the morning about school. Fast forward to the beginning of sophomore year in high school. To this day in high school I’m bullied a lot. It has got to the point where I just can’t do it anymore and at the end of the year I will no longer be in cp

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Anonymous

Guys, don’t feel upset or hurt if you’re being bullied because you’re not alone. Someone at this moment is being bullied on the other side of the world. Half the population has been bullied before so don’t ever think yourself alone or weak. Be strong and show that you can make a difference, don’t ever let those bullies get away with whatever they’re doing, this is only going to prove to them that you’re weak when you’re not. I’ve been bullied before too. Just remember that that person has no rights to violate your human rights and make you feel worthless, because they’re never going to be as strong as you are now. Human rights are very easy to have, all you need to do is be born and just like that you have rights but remember you also have value and a reason to stay alive. Stay strong!

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I was constantly bullied
Anonymous

I’m here to tell you that everything may seem like it’s the end of the world right now, but I promise you, in the end, you’re going to be okay. This hurt that you’re feeling right now, will be nothing compared to the joy you will feel in the future. Yeah, I know, it seems hard to believe that you could ever be happy with the traumatic events occurring in your life right now, but this will pass. You are perfect just the way you are! If you were supposed to be anything different, You would be. There is a reason you are the way you are. Don’t change for anyone. Don’t try and please anyone besides yourself. I’ve learned, even with me only being 18, at a young age, that to truly love anyone, you must first love and value yourself. What I mean by this is, just because other people don’t like you or point out your flaws, doesn’t mean that you aren’t perfect. You need to see your self worth! Believe me, You are wonderful, in every way possible! There is someone out there that loves you and needs you. Don’t be like me and decide to be selfish and ruin other people’s lives. Believe in your heart that you can be bigger and better. I believe in you! You’ve got this!
Keep holding on!
Keep the faith!
Stay strong!
Remember, there’s someone out there that LOVES and NEEDS you!

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Stand Up!
Anonymous

I’d like to throw this out to you guys. 15% of an average school are bullies, but the other 85% are SILENT!!! You should speak up if you see a bullied person. This change starts with you, kids. Stop bullying and help each other up, not down.

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Prevention is part of the cure
Anonymous

If you are being bullied please remember life is so short and life is what you make it, even when you feel like all hope is lost it really isn’t! Don’t hide your bullying like it’s something to be ashamed of as you are not to blame the bullies are! Find the inner strength and love for yourself that you would give in a heartbeat to someone you love as they do not deserve to lose you and the bullies do not deserve to win, show them be it now or in time that you are the stronger person and your life means something.
To the bullies of the world, there must be someone you care about, a parent, a sibling a friend or a child, you imagine someone making them feel unsignificant, unwanted, afraid and alone. You may make excuses that you have suffered at the hands of bullies maybe even by those who you loved and trusted, but if you are honest with yourself there really is no excuse, bullying shows weakness not power, regardless of life experiences I am a strong believer that you choose your own path and go one way or the other, why would you want to go down a similar path of destruction if that is what you have experienced? No one is worth impressing in pursuit of another person’s misery, and the old ‘sticks and stones’ line is rubbish, words do hurt and do scar! Now is that really what you want to hold your legacy for in life?? People really do save lives, if you are aware that bullying is taking place and don’t do anything about it then you are just as much to blame, if you are a bullying then stop and think, would I like someone to treat me this way? If you are being bullied then don’t let them win!
Remember, kindness costs nothing.

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Bullied Everyday
Anonymous

Hi, I’m 16 years old and I’ve got bullied everyday since I can remember. By being called names. Like, ranga, ginger, ghost, orangutan. YES, if you haven’t guessed yet I do have red hair. But, that shouldn’t matter how I come across to people. The saying goes “sticks and stones may break my bones, but names with never hurt me.” Well that’s not true I get pushed to the ground, yelled at, swore at, been called names like I’m pathetic and that I should just end my life because it will be better for everyone. But that’s not how I should be treated and none of you reading this. And that bullying is not okay so if you see someone getting bullied you should stand up for what is wrong because bullying isn’t!

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Used to having a prosecutor
Anonymous

I would get tyrannized by my school mates when I was 11 years old because they would call me names. I didn’t like it at all when they were doing this kind of negative manner towards me. I want to meet new positive individuals to learn what it’s like if they were to get bullied or already got bullied by someone. What some bullies might not know about bullying is that they don’t realize that they are hurting themselves and not the ones that are getting bullied because consequences happen when they do this type of bad behavior, and the injured casualty will be protected if they were to ask for help by somebody that they know.

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She’s Not Me
Anonymous

People used to tell me I was ugly, worthless, a stick. The more they said things, the more I wondered if it was true. But I soon realized that hiding from mirrors and playing games with myself was not the way to go. Because no matter what they called me, who they call me, I know the girl they say I am, she is not me. Lesson to everyone, no matter what, you are a beautiful person even if others words get harsh.

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Anonymous

I honestly care because I have been bullied for three years in school and kids do not care about me and they still bully me to this day and it hurts me so bad and I have been bullied so bad that I have not wanted to go back to school and I am against bullying and I will stand up for any kids that are getting bullied and I talk to the kids that have been bullied and tell them what happened to me in school

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About me getting bullied
Anonymous

For three years in school I have been bullied I have been called mean and nasty names kids have made fun of me for being heavy set and i have gotten depressed over what they had said to me and sometimes i do not want to go back to school because of how they were treating me. Kids honestly don’t care about me they don’t care about how I feel and how they treat me. Every time I go home I sit there and think I don’t want to go back to school. My mom is right there beside me when I am getting bullied at school. I get called a snitch, fat, ugly, and they do all sorts of things to me. I will proudly say that i have been bullied and that I will stand up for every kid that has been bullied and that is getting bullied.

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