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7th Grade
Anonymous

My 7th grade was terrible and full of bullying. Thank god I only have 2 weeks left. So there was this kid who used to be my friend. I met him at the first day of school, when I moved from another country. He was nice and sweet, and I thought he would be the last kid to bully me. But no. Within just 2 weeks, he started his first bullying attempts. He would ignore me one day, and talk to me the next. I was friends with someone he didn’t like, and whenever he would hear I talked to his enemy, he’d completely stop talking to me for a day. It got worse and worse. He even gossiped about me. I eventually had enough of him, and left. Then, he started to bully me. He would turn my friends against me, laugh and point at me, and make rude gestures. Eventually, this escalated to rumors and other worse things. He would throw balls at me, say I was gay, tell my friends I use them and want to “do it” with him. He also follows me around everywhere with his posse. He does this to make me miserable. I try talking to the principal and counselor, but they did nothing to help me. Eventually, I talked to them enough that they gave me a class switch. But they still do it. But now I am not a victim. I have learned to find myself and other real friends who don’t put up with bullies. I’ve learned that none of us who have been bullied or are bullied are victims, we are STRONG and POWERFUL for living one more day. I’ve learned it will eventually get better, even though its taking slow to happen.

 

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Anonymous

In 4th grade, I was frequently harassed by one of the boys in my class. He would make rude comments like “you’re fat” or “you’re weak”. He also would also show inappropriate actions toward me. Once in the library, I sat on the chair that he apparently wanted. Then when I refused to move he “tripped” and landed on top of me. Some other kids in my class got him off and helped me up. I avoided him for the rest of the day. I decided to tell a teacher and he got suspended. During his punishment, he also wrote a letter of apology to my parents and that was the end of that. He left the school at the end of 4th grade and I don’t really see him anymore.
In 5th grade, a boy that I have been with since preschool also started to make rude comments and make rumors about me. He also would make songs about me that were mean and he would sing them to the other boys in my class. ON a day when I had finally had enough. I asked my teacher for a break and walked out. When I came back, I explained to my teacher what he did and he got in trouble as well and he left at the end of 5th grade.

I learned a lot since then. I am in 6th grade now and when people say mean things I have learned to ignore it and make sure I am hanging out with the right people at all times. No matter what people say you are perfect just the way you are<3

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Frenemy
Anonymous

I never did anything to M. She got mad at me for no reason in the whole wide world. She got mad over the dumbest reason. She is probably writing about me right now and telling everyone that it is my fault, but my mom said to not care about it. So my best friend turned into my enemy and I don’t care at all about it. Just don’t worry about it and ask a trusted adult. They will give you advice on how to go through it. And look at me now after about 1 month of this. I have new best friends and I’m happy that that girl isn’t in my life anymore.

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4th&5th grade
Anonymous

when I was in 4th grade I had a “friend”, lets call him Jerred (Not his actual name) and he would invite me to be in his friend group if I didn’t take his hat, He was in a friend group that was the school gossipers so I could never tell them any of my secrets, I have one true friend, N, but we weren’t friends at the time, I started noticing the red flags about the group I was in and so I started hanging out with N, I knew he was a target for being bullied but I didn’t care! he was/is a great friend to me, we always just hung out and we became very close, Then the gossipers saw us hanging out and started making rumors about me and him, now none of them were true but it still affected me, I lost all of my friends except for him, we stuck through this together no matter what happened. when we started 5th grade we hung out EVEN MORE because we were so close, My friends started to come back to me but I didn’t accept any of their friendship thingys and we got through it together , anyone who is being bullied know your life matters and that you can get through this, the best way is to have a trusted friend with you when you are going through this <3

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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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