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Words do hurt
Anonymous

growing up i have always looked down on myself and the stuff that i accomplish. i have always excepted being second best which is how the bullying started. Being called names it have always been stuff that i had to adjust to for three years until i said enough is enough. its not just words. words do hurt and calling someone stuff just to make yourself feel better is horribly wrong.

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I’ve been bullied all my life.
Anonymous

Hi,I’ve been bullied all my life.It didn’t really get bad until 5th grade.People started to parade rumors about me,call me names hurt me.This one time I sat at this table near this girl,and she told me that.No one likes you.Everyone hates you,no one will sit by you.Then she walks over to this other table and said that she hated me.And the others girls said yeah we hate her too.And they talked about how much they hated me.And 6th grade wasn’t any better.People would isolate me,tell me that I smelled horrible.That my shoes were stupid that I was stupid and I didn’t matter and that I had lice and ate it and was made of for my disabilities.In 8th grade it started to get worse again people accused me of looking at other girls being gay.Told me to my face that they’d have to switch classes because I was in there,hit me,threw stuff at me and would scoot away from me if I sat near them.In 9th grade a girl accused me of stalking her when I was just trying to go to class.Told all her friends,and they harassed me.When I did nothing, I’d tell teachers about it and when they confronted her she laughed at them and said that she didn’t know what they were talking about.And after that she would go tell more people.And then the next year she told people that she had to move because of me.And I didn’t even know her at all we just had some classes together and next to each other!And then in 10th grade,a friend of the girl decided to tell her friends that I was checking her out and tried to hurt her.She said this while laughing.And I told the teacher and she got confronted and said she had no idea what she was talking about.Then people would ruin my stuff and call me pervert.And this year another friend of the girl told people I was stalking him.When we had most of the same classes together and near each other!I was done and upset that had to get pulled out of school.And I never did anything to these people,I have no idea on why they targeted me.But now I can’t go anywhere without being super paranoid or looking over my shoulder.

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I wanted to give up
Anonymous

I started get bullied in 8th grade kids would call me. Racial names I thought it would stop in ninth grade but it didn’t I was crying myself to sleep every night I was scared to go to school we moved a year later and I thought new state new me nope same me and the bullying didn’t stop ✋ I hated it I want to take a stand against bullying

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Getting bullied everyday in a new school
Anonymous

I moved from another city to live in the city I’m currently living in . I was excited to be in the school I’m in right now, because it was a big step for me to change many things in my life. The first week passed and nothing happened, until I started to get bullied by several class mates during class everyday, because I’m quiet, different, bisexual, and had no friends. my teacher saw everything that happened to me, yet he did not do anything. Being in the high school I’m in makes me feel extremely awful. especially knowing that there is no one that stands against bullying in the class room. I’m waiting for days to pass because things have not gotten any better for three months now. I had my first breakdown today and that is why I am here writing this down. If there is a teacher reading this, then please don’t let your students get bullied and don’t just stand there laughing at them. having to cry everyday is exhausting, and I can’t talk to anyone about it because there is no one to talk to. I just hope that I can make it through the semester .

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How I am getting bullied
Anonymous

I go to school and a few boys are always mimicking, talking behind my back, calling me names and all that kind of stuff and I have a friend who is going through it with me everyday at school.

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Words do hurt
Anonymous

You know that saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me”? Haha…what a lie that is, I had been bullied for most of my life. And most of it, is just by words. Some people might just say “Stick up for yourself!” Or, “Fight back.” But I wont. Yes, it has stopped now, but its going to come back at some point in my lifetime. Nothing is truly gone forever.
Now, I can stay strong for my friends. so they wont have to see me break down and cry up a little river, or hear my thoughts. Instead, I hear their thoughts. I tell them I understand…because I do. Im already in middle school, and I have been single for my whole life.
“No one likes you! Just die!” I remember hearing someone yell at me as I walked home, and I nearly did kill myself…but then I thought of my friends and how much they mean to me, and how much I mean to them.
If you ever think that you mean nothing to anyone, think again. THere is always one person in your life that likes talking to you, or just likes you. But, they might be to shy to say hi to you. NEVER think the world is best without you, because its not. If you need, talk to your friends. Open up. Do what I messed up on, and ask for help if you truly do need it.

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Backstories
Anonymous

There is so much content on bullies everywhere. They are known as evil, or mean and the word itself is generally frowned on. Being called a bully is such an insult- it means you are mean, selfish, self-centered, you don’t care about anyone or anything but yourself. Hell if you type up bullies on the internet, all you get is people threatening others or making fun of them. Im here to tell you that bullies are humans too. It might not seem like it – especially if you are the one being bullied but most bullies dont realise they are hurting you. It might just seem like banter to them or if not, its hardly that they actually hate you but that they need someone to release their anger, their pain, their suffering on someone so they dont feel so alone in the world. Most bullies are getting bullied themselves. I want to write more but i dont know what to write. I just know that not everything is as it seems. If you are getting bullied, please try to understand the bully’s POV. I dont know how to stress this point enough. BULLIES ARE HUMAN TOO.

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strength
Anonymous

i have been bullied ever since i was little i’ve been choked but i started breaking down inside myself but i know if i give in i will lose my battle to stay alive i have very little friends but i know how hard it is trying not to let them in but we all have to stand up and fight for are self but we all think we are alone but that is not true because we have each other we might have gone to the mental hospital but who cares because we all are going through the same thing but all that matters is staying alive and standing up for are self and living are life the way we want i have been bullied to the point to where i’m becoming a bully and i forgot what fun is like because of those bullies but do you think that i let them in my no but sometimes they do but if you stay strong and ignore them after a while they will find some else to pick on but help other people that are being bullied to give people strength to stand up to they might even become your friends to if you help them but just stay inside don’t let them know that they got to you

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attack by brothers
Anonymous

my brother called me names like elf and midget. They said that I was a mistake and that my birthmother should have had an abortion when I was still in her womb. They made me talk to strangers online. They said that I was uglier that a pile of cow dung.

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Bullied To Tears
Anonymous

I minded my own business in 8th grade, just doing as I was told. One day an kid I didn’t like (insults me all the time) took away my backpack and change of clothes. He then preceded to fling me across the hallway and slam me against the wall. I suffered a concussion and I was unconscious for several hours. He was dealt with (suspension & police involvement) and I still see him every day now, and I just ignore him.

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