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soccer girls
Anonymous

I was bullied off the soccer team my sophomore year. I think most of the damage done was in my freshman year. I was criticized instead of supported. I was constantly told how bad I was instead of being told how I could get better. I still hear their voices, telling me I shouldn’t play, telling me I was easy to score on. I was excluded from groups games. Nobody wanted me on their team. Their eyes were horrible. I am terrified to play any sport now, because I know I will be judged and compared to others as less than.

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Two-Faced Teammates
Anonymous

The coach at my old club called and asked me to go to with one of the teams to a big tournament. They needed someone to play, so she thought of me. I was so grateful for the opportunity to go and play at a higher level than I was used to because all the girls on the team were a year older than me. So, flattered by the amazing opportunity, I decided to fly a thousand miles from home to this tournament to play with girls I barely knew. On the first night we arrived, we had to squeeze all 8 of us into one small hotel room. I was sleeping on the floor, freezing cold. Most of the rest were on one pullout couch bed. I couldn’t sleep because I was so cold, but I was pretending to be asleep hoping I would eventually just go to sleep. Meanwhile, the other girls are talking to each other. They must have thought I was asleep because around 2 in the morning they start talking about me. They start insulting every single thing about me. They spent a long time talking about my body. They mocked everything I had said or done around them. They made clear they hated me. Eventually they started talking about how they wanted to do these awful things to me, starting with throwing sand at me and escalating into graphically describing how they wanted to murder me, all while making fun of my body. It was so awful to hear, and I was trying not to cry. Towards the end they discussed the fact that I was in the same room as them and may have heard, so they all said that if I told the coach they would deny it. I continued to pretend to be asleep because I was terrified. For a couple days, I didn’t say anything about it and pretended everything was normal. I didn’t have any friends who came with and neither of my parents came on this trip either because it was so far away. I didn’t know what to do. Towards the end of the trip, everyone was sitting at the table and Coach said something about how she felt like something was off with our team because we had been playing bad. I decided to speak up and say that heard everything they said that night. However, the girls said that they said some mean stuff but made it seem like it wasn’t bad at all. They lied about what they had said and when I tried to call them out on specific things they denied it. They were never punished and did not face any consequences other than seeing me sob in front of everyone. They half heartedly apologized (they never even used the word sorry.) Later I found out that they made a group chat to continue saying mean things about me. To this day I feel like I didn’t do enough to stand up for myself and that my voice wasn’t heard. I hope that one day they will face consequence for their actions so they learn it’s not okay to do those kinds of things to me or anyone else.

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Bullying
Anonymous

I’ve gotten bullied since a long time for I think now 10 or 9 years. I got bullied by a lot of people and still do. In 4th grade I noticed I been getting bullied. I’ve gotten bullied for how I look. There was people at my elementary school who would avoid me or spread rumors. Each year it has been getting worse with the bullying. In 7th grade I’ve gotten bullied by a lot of people I think like 20 or 25 people. It was super bad. People would tell me why do you talk like that or why do you look like that. I’m in high school now and I got bullied by a lot of people in my drama class. My old friend made fun of me and used me. That was some of my story.

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i got called ugly before
Anonymous

when i was in middle school a guy called me ugly for the way i look and also my twin sister. he told us to hurt our selfs and we looked like dudes. probably happened everyday.

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being Bullied
Anonymous

It was the beginning of 7th grade, when i was starting to, we all know how middle school is and how immature people can be obviously, but i was getting made fun of for my looks, to the point i started wearing headbands every day for almost 2 years, due to that i was sad, i even bullied myself, calling myself names because of what people were saying, i did pop back off at them, but that led to fights happening, now I’m in 9th grade and i feel better about myself, and hoping that this school isn’t like my middle school.

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Anonymous

WOW… It has taken me about five years to finally be able to open up to everything about my experience of being bullied.
My first experience of bullying happened in Seventh grade, first day back from Christmas break to be exact. I remember it like it was yesterday. I woke up, got ready for school and waited outside for the bus. The day went on just like any other normal day. I went to my four classes, then had a break where we were allowed to go to our locker, get our books for after lunch and recesses and go to our homeroom’s to either do homework or read for 45 minutes. Anyways, when I was going to my locker after fourth period, I remember opening my locker as I heard a group of girls giggling and pointing at me. I had absolutely no idea what they were laughing at, so I decided to make my locker my shield and stuck my head into my locker.

I pretended as if I was getting my books when I started to eavesdrop on a familiar voice saying, “OH MY GOSH! Did you see what they wrote in the bathroom?” Hearing the girls laughing.

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So proud of you!
Anonymous

I, too, have had people look at me like I’m strange and crazy when doing things that I enjoy. I, too, have had people call me names and say things that were not real about me. It is hard to feel good about yourself when people say and do mean, horrible things.
I just want to say that I am proud of each one of you that has posted and who is reading this! You are a champion! You are loved and YOU MATTER so much! You have a purpose in this world and the things that the bullies have done and said are not right. There is so much more for you! So proud of you!

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Rude girl
Anonymous

I remember when I was in middle school I met this girl back in elementary school and we happen to be in the same middle school. she and her girls would exchange presents in elementary school me and my friend for some reason didn’t really do that. But when I got to middle school I met a girl who did , and well when she gave me the present I went around the school carrying it since I had no place to leave it until the end of the school day. When I ran into the girl from elementary school she saw the present and said “ wow finally somebody likes you “ I swear I broke she was always mean to me .

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bulling
Anonymous

I am a 15 year old girl.  I get bullied on a daily at school. people are talking about me always no one listens when I tell them.

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“she” won’t even let me eat my lunch!!
Anonymous

okay so I was in grade 5 when this incident occurred….so it was our Library class (which was before our lunch break) and since I was one of the volunteers of library club, me along with 3 of my classmates used to stay back in the library to arrange books, keep them in respective shelves etc. Because of this, I was around 10-15 mins late for my lunch. My mom used to pack lunch for me. That day I had salad, rice and curry for lunch. When I dug the spoon in salad, I realized that someone had put PENCIL SHAVINGS in it!!! I didn’t eat the lunch…then the girl who sat behind me said, “I was told not to tell you this but it was actually done by XYZ (name of my best friend)”…..I was soooo sad that I talked to my parents about this and they asked me to cut ties with her….right now….I don’t even know where she is….but her absence since that day has made me better…

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