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Why Me
Anonymous

I had two best friends at the beginning of the school year. Then the bully came. She turned all my friends away from me. She would spread rumors about me that I liked this kid in our class. She would gossip about me and it would make me cry at home sometimes. When she was my friend she would go for another target. My BEST friend. I would always be left out with her and I would always be alone. She would always want to fight me and when I said no she called me mean names. She used to call me this name that really irritated me and when I said stop she would say “don’t be salty. I’m just joking.” I would tell her it’s not a joke and she would get super mad at me! I always wished she would move schools but it never happened. So, that is my bullying story.

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There is always hope
Anonymous

There is this girl in my school who is known for being unloved because she is a trouble maker so she had no friends her age, she hanged out with younger girls who are also trouble makers, so one day I discovered that she was bullied by them the whole time for two semesters (6-7 months) she always had bruises in her body and was pushed from the stairs twice. her classmates wanted to help but since they weren’t her friends no one wanted to get in trouble, and teachers only tried comforting her a few times but never did anything to help.. however one day she tried standing for herself and the next day we hear that she is being expelled!! Everyone was shocked specially that she always went crying to the supervisor all day long nearly every day since the bullying started. We all thought how can we let a girl our age be bullied and expelled because of younger girls?! So We couldn’t stay quiet any more, all her classmates and some girls from other classes along with me (over 30 students) went to the principal to speak for her, we stayed for more than half an hour trying to convince him that she was the one bullied, even the supervisor claimed that it was her first time hearing about that!! But in the end the girl was not expelled and bullying stopped. Although bullies didn’t get punishment (idk why but it was so worth it to do that, now the girl is more mature and got new friends.
What I wanted to say is never keep silent about the bullying, how many members a group of bullies could therebe? Not more that the rest of the class! So if you cooperate you can help these people and stop bullying. And for those who are bullied, never give up because one solution failed, you can try other solutions, and don’t get all depressed.

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its life
Anonymous

Well i’ve been getting bullied since 4th grade, starting with a girl hitting me she’d always be waiting for me when i was hiding in the bathroom. She’d choke me and grab me by the throat and if we’re being honest i wasn’t any bigger than 4’3 the girl was much bigger than me. I finally got to restart at a new middle school, it wasnt much better everyone would talk about me and there was a certain girl who would play with my emotions she’d tell me to kill myself then she would tell me she liked me and that she loved me. i haven’t really recoverd from that till this day.

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Bullying
Anonymous

One of my “friends” have been physically, emotionally, & verbally bullying me. Many occasions she punched me in the breast, stomach, arms & many other places. One of my best friends, since I was like 6-7 told me, ” It’s not a big deal.” I don’t want everyone in my school to think I’m a snitch, I’m scared to tell. She’s a liar, a really good one. Everyone’s to scared to speak out, they’re scared of her. I’m tired of her being rude, I’M DONE. She’s the reason I started self-harming, she’s the reason I cried almost every night. It’s summer right now, I cannot say or do anything to get justice.

I have also been bullied for my body. It made me so self conscious. I was already scared about how I look, since everyone in my school thinks everything is perfect about them.  Don’t let them keep you down, like they did to me. We all are humans, they’re jealous, that your from another place, you have red hair, blonde hair, black hair, any colour. Any body shape is beautiful, All of you are perfect the way you are. Don’t let them keep you down, don’t make the mistakes I did. Go to a adult, choose your friends wisely.

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the hardest time of my life
Anonymous

I have always been small for my age but I have never gotten bullied by anyone. It started in 5th grade when I was at a new school and I was so nervous. I tried to find friends but I was getting teased for my height and people called me ugly. I also had a lot of depression and started to harm myself and I wanted to die. Something inside of me felt like it was wrong. I was sad but I had to listen to my heart. I prayed about it and I felt better. Bullying is so hard. Don’t bully.

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fake
Anonymous

i was always good friends with this girl. she is in my classes and we are quite similar, in ways we act and in what friends we had, that was the problem. she spread rumors about me talking badly about my friends and would say the worst things behind my back and it would get to the stage of cyber bullying. she is two faced, and said i was super pretty, i walked away she called me a gay dog.

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Believe me
Anonymous

Look never take and let someone who has no power over your life believe they do just because they made you go home and cry. I’m not any normal kid i’m a foster kid who goes home to people that are not even blood and i still don’t let people get into my feelings and let them play with my feelings. Don’t be scared to put your name on your story because then people know you are brave and know that you will stand up for yourself. I want to see more names on here please. LOVE YA’LL!

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Last year
Anonymous

Last year was hard . I was pushed into a locker by my friends who I would normally hang out with , I was pushed into a garbage can. I was given a nickname because of what it means, they told me that I was dumb. The teachers are useless. They say they will help you and they care about bullying but all they care about is the schools reputation. This year I found out that I was verbally abused from the kids from last year I found that out because I kept getting flashbacks they also said I would never accomplish anything in my life .

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Respect Is Key
Anonymous

I get bullied everyday. No one notices. It sucks I go home everyday crying because of people. Just recently I got into a fist fight with a boy. I am a 5 ‘4 girl and he is over 6’0. The school didn’t even care that he punched a girl. If schools pay more attention, no in school bullying will happen and students will be nice to each other outside of school. If you are being bullied YOU ARE NOT ALONE! I LOVE YOU <3!

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Anonymous

I’m being bullied too in my class. I am an international student and since I didn’t speak the local language fluently, I always receive nasty comments and the cold shoulder from my classmates. When i did an even small mistake, they comment it on my face say “even that simple thing can’t be done”. Or when there is group work or discussion, I’ll be left out. When I try to help with the group work, they ignore me, treat me like I’m an invisible man. It really is sucks for me. And the teachers are not helpful at all. They will just pretend to close one eye for all the bullying I receive. There was a case when I was being bullied and the teacher saw it but she didn’t say anything at all. At that time I really wished she will stand for me and at least reprimanded the bullies but what can I expect? Since then, I never want to discuss anything about my school life anymore with the teachers. Even if I told them, they are not going to help me at all. And they will just tell me to ‘speak up’ to the bullies. Like it is an easy thing to do. If it was so easy a thing, I will have done it long before.
The bullies always say nasty things in front of me, discuss it together while look at me like I’m really a nasty thing, the stupidest, the weirdest one. They never tried to hide it.
I know I’m an international student among the local students and I also know that I’m not a chatty person but can’t they at least be a little bit kind by not saying any nasty things in my face? I don’t really mind if they say anything bad on my back.
I really hope if you see someone who is being bullied, even if you didn’t stand up for him/her, please at least be friend or listen to her/his problem. It really will help brighten his/her day.

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