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Bullying happens outside of school, too.
Anonymous

(For the sake of my privacy, I will go by John in this story.)
I’m in a after school activity , and I was really excited when I became eligible for being one of the representatives for the group. When we started voting in members, the leaders handed out a ballot. On the ballot, there was the list of people that you could a check next to them to vote for them. Now, normally, I can shake off what most people do to me, but when people started coming to my face to tell me that they didn’t vote for me, I found it hard to shake off. After the ballot was received, they counted the votes and came to the front of the group to read the results. And guess what? Everybody got elected but me. As the votes were being read, the kids in the rows in front of me kept looking back at me and laughing, whispering things back and forth. I heard my name many times. After the election was over, a kid (let’s call him j) came up to my friend who did get elected. He asked in an innocent voice, ” Did everyone get elected? Oh, yeah, everybody but John got elected.” j then looked straight at me and then said, “Everyone voted against you, you know.”
That pushed me over the edge. I got really emotional and cried in the bathroom for the rest of the meeting. I guess I’m just writing this because I want people to know that if you are being bullied, you should speak up and know that a lot of people are teased and harassed and even bullied all the time. So, if this happens to you, know that you aren’t alone.

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Pre-school-third
Anonymous

As a kid, I was bullied to an extensive amount. At a young age, rocks were thrown at me, making cuts on my face and almost breaking my nose. The boy who did this took no fault in it. Later on, a year later a girl decided it would be funny to verbally bully me. Once I had enough I told my mom and she did something about it.

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i got and am getting bullied
Anonymous

so it all started when i was in 5th grade i had these ¨friends¨ that were nice to me and they sat with me at lunch and everything and then one day everything changed one day i was walking to the table i normally sat at and they said i couldn’t sit with them i was annoying. when they said that my heart dropped and i had to go sit by myself.then everyday they would taunt me and bully me. i had nobody i felt like trash.then when i got into 6th grade it got worse. so the summer before 6th grade i said to myself i didn’t want to feel this way anymore so i decide to cut my hair and change my style so that way i would give off an intimidating look and nobody would mess with me but that didn’t help.  so then i just couldn’t take it anymore and got really bad i was depressed for a very long time. and eventually started doing self harm.nobody cared. so then i went into 7th grade it got a little better but still didn’t stop the same people the same things. then 8th grade came which i’m in right now. and i still get bullied people call me names and go ¨boom¨ boom¨ when ever i walk and my friend is always making fat jokes about me when i told her i didn’t like it. so i am not depressed anymore but i know i have really bad issues but i’m getting over the issues and i’m still getting bullied but i’m better. it does get better and if you report them you’re not a snitch just know someone out there cares about you i promise.

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:’)
Anonymous

I was bullied through the entire elementary school. First few years, my best friend manipulated me and I would often come home frustrated after hanging out with her. Later, my friends threw me out of their clique and replaced me. After that they would often push me against the wall telling me it’s my fault that we don’t hang out anymore. From that moment on almost everyone in class started to pick on me. I was a shy kid so that made me an easy target. Teachers did nothing. I was humiliated on a daily basis and called names. The school hierarchy was based on social and financial status, meaning that rich kids had more privileges and system was always on their side. I started to harm myself when I was 13. It lasted for about a year. Luckly, I got out of it. Now I’m 19 and this is the first time I shared my story online. Stay strong ❤️

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FRIENDS WERE MY ENEMIES
Anonymous

When I was in my class 12th standard, I was being bullied. I never knew how getting bullied felt until and unless I was bullied. It was my very own classmates. I never thought in my wildest dreams that it will be them. A girl from my class spread rumors about me. It was very awful. Whole class turned up, everybody left me. I was all alone, nobody supported me, even the captain was not supporting me because she was also involved in the group. A girl pushed me and tore my t-shirt. Everybody laughed around. I was being called a thief for no reason. Teachers didn’t support me at all in fact they never cared what’s happening in the school premises. At one point I thought about self-harm. But my mum was my all time support. They would laugh whenever I entered my class. At one point I had to bunk my biology class to escape bullying and this went on for one week. I was left with no one. But my mother got to know everything and she took action against it and from than onwards everything stopped.

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Stop
Anonymous

I find young boys and girls in the hallways being bullied and it is unnecessary. If you see someone being bullied just go get a teacher or tell them to stop. Being bullied is serious some people self-harm cause of people that bully them. Just help someone through a hard time its tough being bullied everyday and having no way out of it. So stop bullying today and save lives of others.

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Anonymous

I was bullied when I was in kindergarten til second grade cause my name was like a boy’s. Then, our family moved, and I changed schools, but I got picked on again. Probably because I was the youngest and the shortest. After third grade, our family changed to homeschooling, and that was great. We once did school again for when I was in sixth grade, and that was fine, except that I got picked on sometimes for being the only asian in the school. Then, we started homeschooling again. I’m in eighth grade now, almost finishing, and my mom wants to send me to school!

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friends
Anonymous

ever since kindergarten I never got a real friend when I do they just leave they tried to be my friend but no. my closest friend has moved and she was one of them.I hope this will help you

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Bullying- My story
Anonymous

I’ve been being bullied for 6th months by this girl and her friend group. They have called me many racial slurs and she has attacked me physically before. She even told her friends that she was going to beat me up. I have told friends, family, teachers, other staff, but at this point the bullying is still going on. Everyone I know switched up on me because of it and my team won’t pass me the ball in Physical Education because they believe her lies.  She has physically and emotionally abused me and I just don’t know what to do. I just want to send a message to everyone who is being bullied to always stay strong and keep you head up because it will get better. And to the bullies, stop hurting people and just know that if theirs any problem you’re facing you can always talk to someone about it. Hopefully my story motivates you guys and have a blessed day!

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HELP AND STAND WITH US!!
Anonymous

i found out that one of my very close friend got bullied. His whole life went side ways because of it. He was a very bright student, getting A* in all of the subjects. He changed to another school because he wonted to study more and get to know more,but on the first day that school students started bullying him. I advised him to ignore all of that and just focus on studies, but after a few months they started taking money and spreading rumors about him and he got really hit by that. He didn’t talk to his parents and stopped sharing stuff or story’s with me and he failed in all of the subjects.  I started an anti-bullying campaign in school so other students wont get this kind of an experience or won’t have to go through things like that and hopefully they will listen to us or me and be one with us and stop bullying with us for good!!

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