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cyberbully
Anonymous

hey guys i’m Z coming to you with a really deep story i was bullied by a girl that my mom was fostering this girl had put stuff on my snap that was untrue i only keep crying it hurts really bad i don’t even know where to begin to cope with because all my friends that go to my school have seen this i’m new here now they’re going to call me names cause it’s already started i just wish cyberbullying didn’t exist

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helpful
Anonymous

hi kids at the age of 11 this boy antonio was getting bullied he could not hear or see in 1 eye. so these boys were picking on him and i said stop and one boy said what is this your boyfriend? i said no but im his friend and they all started to pick on us just because we were friends. and it was this one day i told the teacher that they kept messing with us and they would call me a snitch and i just ignored them until they had got SUSPENDED. and my friend antonio could hear i was so happy and he told the teacher on them and said he was getting bullied a lot and he thanked me for even being his friend and thats why you should always be kind.

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I kept quiet for a reason
Anonymous

I was in Grade 7, 7th grade and I remember being at the netball courts with my classmates, preparing for a drama skit. I said something to another girl. She took it to heart, though it was meant to be a joke because she said it to me every day. She told me to repeat what I had said and I did so. All i can recall was her hand landing on my cheek. Everyone cheering on for her to carry on. It was not the physical pain for me, it was the pain of everyone cheering for her and her actions towards me; it was the pain of wishing to be swallowed up by earth; it was the pain of not being able to get out of the moment. I know you’re probably wondering what I did after this. Well, I kept quiet. Why? This was not the first time that I got bullied; in fact I’ve even lost count. On many occasions i would go home and tell my parents. But with this situation it was different, our class teacher was there. She saw everything that had happened that day and she did nothing. So if she did nothing where does that leave my own parents who never stood with me?

I’ve grown to learn a lot. Yes I will never forget her or that day, but I can choose to accept what has happened and acknowledge that I can never change it even though I don’t like it. It truly does get better as time goes by.

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Bullied
Anonymous

At age 12 all I wanted to be was myself. I had a few friends and was starting my final year at my school. Everything seemed fine at first but all of a sudden my life fell apart. All I did was score badly on a test. I’m overall a really good student and I get good marks. I managed to fix back the pieces and everything went back to normal but it didn’t last. Things fell apart again a couple of months later. I got harassed and tormented. I was called racist even though I wasn’t. As a member of the Asian community, I do get bullied a lot. It’s still currently ongoing and I’m desperate for support.

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sad
Anonymous

i am sad i get bullied but thats okay because i am standing strong i wont give into anything everyone else should stay strong too we can make it out together

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only you can make the change
Anonymous

I’ll be honest i wasn’t the smartest kid in middle school, consider me the goofball haha… but i was only like this till i got bullied for being myself , throughout middle and till my junior year of high school i was always judged for my looks, likings, and my weight. but honestly i let this get to me for too long. Hurting myself.. it’s not worth it only you can change who you are, you shouldn’t change yourself for others or let them see that what they say or do hurts you. instead don’t show them it hurts. be the bigger person. only you can love yourself and that’s all that matters . 🙂

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my friends are bullies
Anonymous

it started 3 years ago since I got my friends who are bullying me until now, they are really mean to me but I don’t know why I trust them so much, I feel they’re really my friend who bullies me because I study so hard and not partying with them they were always saying to me “come on it will be fun studying is boring” also they said I have to drink a beer so I can have real fun, but I said to them no in an anger way and they should study too, that when they started to bully me, and say hurtful words to me, I cried so hard when I get home from school, my mom said to me “what’s wrong sweetie?”, then I stay silent without saying any word, my mom looked worried, and my dad always when I don’t answer mom he gets mad and sends me to my room, I cried so hard until it’s bedtime, I was already asleep, at the next day goes the same, then today I feel really sad.

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Behind the Screen – A School Bullying Story
Anonymous

COVID-19 was difficult for us all, correct? As for me, I experienced a lot of emotional instability and an unstable self-image causing mental issues. I have experienced bullying from a young age but things got unmanageable during the pandemic. It started with receiving malicious comments through a group chat with girls in my friend circle. It started with one, then two. The countless acts of violence under the guise of friendship, rapidly impacted my grades, my emotions and caused a wavering sense of who I was. The cold looks, the taunting remarks, I always submitted work late, putting my time into the group chat. This wasn’t like me as I was and am a high achiever. Being naive, I didn’t tell anyone until my family and the school found out about the situation. Once restrictions eased, it was an opportunity for the bullying to become physical. In the schoolyard, I’d constantly get into physical fights leaving bruises and wounds, as well as faking a smile outside of the schoolyard. It almost seemed like I became the bully too after my infuriation and anxiousness got the best of me.
Looking back, I feared being excluded or disliked which is why I think I let bullying overpower me. I still have inconsistent mental health but I try to ameliorate it by keeping track of my thoughts and feelings. Three in five students in Australia have experienced bullying and it is crucial to take action towards this global issue.

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From happy to depressed
Anonymous

I was a happy, extrovert boy til 3rd grade, then I got shifted to a new school in a new city, so called ‘best school’. I got bullied a lot. I don’t have friends, literally. It hurts me a lot.
Everyone have friends in my school and they celebrate their birthdays, I don’t have friends who even remember my name. It hurts me to such extent, that my mind has stopped working, as it used to be earlier. I am a multi-talented boy, but nobody knows it,and it hurts me a lot. I badly need a friend or someone who knows me.

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Anonymous

Back when I was in like third grade it was hard, and especially since I didn’t know how to multiply. I usually cried a lot so I was an easy target for bullying. This class was really rude sometimes, if you wore anything girly you would spend your school free time in the corner of the room alone. I was also called fat and ugly, this shows that anyone is capable of being a bully. Sometimes it is for a reason so you should never bully back, and maybe you should think about what may be going on in their life, but never ever change yourself just because someone doesn’t like you. Be who you want to be and tell an adult if you are a victim of bullying, don’t make the mistake I made letting myself be bullied.

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