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Drowning in Pain
Anonymous

Growing up I was bullied because my voice was deeper, I was taller then the other kids in my class. But a lot of the bullying surround my LD. I was born with a learning disorder called Non Verbal Learning Disorder. My brain was wired different than everyone else so it took my longer to learn things or to complete schoolwork. I had trouble reading facial expressions and body language so I would walk up to a kid and start talking to them not knowing that the kid didn’t want to talk to me at all. I walked into situations unaware of what might happen. I got called stupid, retarded. Kids would insult me and gang up and me and spread rumors about me around the school. It was awful and horrible. Everyday something new happened to me. But I came home every day with the same feeling of embarrassment and shame. I cried every day and begged my mom not to send me back to school. The bullying started in grade one and ended in grade nine. Being bullied made me become stronger and wiser.

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Idk if this is bullying but
Anonymous

It all started when I had an argument with one of my friends because she called me a name, I didn’t really take notice of it but then she started talking about me to everyone. She started leaving me out and pretending I wasn’t there. I had a friend who always used to stay with me and we all were in the same friend group. We sit as one big table so basically me and her would sit on the table but away from each other. Me and my friend were speaking about something that happened a few years ago with our old friends and she randomly assumed we were talking about her. Another person out of the friend group starting giving me dirty looks to me and my friend too.
Skip a few weeks later.
I got really close with someone else in the friend group and I told her everything about what was happening and if I should tell the teachers, I also told her about personal problems that I never tell anyone. After the weekend, I noticed something different. I tried to talk to them but they all just blocked me out or just gave me really short answers. I sat with them at lunch and I was at the end while my ‘friends’ were at the other end of the table. I moved closer to them so I could join in the conversation but they turned their back on me and started talking about things. I got ready to go bcos my friends were and I tried catching up and they just kept ignoring me.
I knew that the friend I got close to told everything I said to them and made them all turn on me. They all started hating me and yh.
I could always hear them talking about me and when they would walk past me, they would say things to eachother like “she’s so ugly”. I didn’t really understand why it happened.
Now it’s still not sorted. It’s been a year. There was another girl who I was okay with cos we had the same interests and she wasn’t like the others. She liked reading and things like that. We used to do this learning thing on the weekends and that was the only time we actually spoke. She always avoided me at school.
I literally feel like everyone hates me in school. I have no friends in my lessons, everyone hates me because my old friends were popular and obviously they spread rumours.’
I’m also antisocial.
I hate everyone.

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Last Year
Anonymous

Last year I was friends with someone who is bullying me now. She was calling me names, snapping at me, and spreading rumors about me. I tried to stop it, but nothing worked. Even if I told an adult they still wouldn’t do anything. The point is bullying’s NOT ok and hurts people really bad. I hope that nobody is a bully. Please don’t bully and you are one of those people getting bullied speak up NOW. Don’t keep quiet because that does not do anything to help you and symbolizes that bullying is ok when it’s not, so please speak up if you are one of the people being bullied. #Don’t be a bully

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IM NOT WANTED
Anonymous

Everyone bullies me whether they know it or not they insult me and I can´t do anything about it because I’ḿ the girl known for never frowning for always having people around me. They would call me poor because of the clothes I wear and ugly for being myself. The truth is though I can be my own bully sometimes. I have really bad depression and people dont know that. Ive always been scared to tell people. It has always mad me feel like im not wanted because on top of being bullied at school it also happens at home.

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My bullying story
Anonymous

I was bullied for three years I rember my principal and my teacher said to me you are not being bullied you are being bold. nobody listened. so when I got into sixth things got physical hitting kicking pushing it even got to the stage where she waited at the gate for me so she could pull my hair jacket and bag. my teacher called me paranoid and that I needed help. the bully loved that she said it to me in front of her. she was like yeah that’s what’s wrong then the bully told my class that on the last day she was gonna beat me around just at the last day so my mam said enough was enough she threatened to pull me out so the school told her if she did it she again she would be suspended so the bullies mam pulled her out and I got the blame from all my friends. so that’s my story. just know you are never alone.

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Go Die
Anonymous

Just go die no one wants you hear is what i heard every day but its not true people do want you here!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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STOP BULLYING
Anonymous

The boy you called fat is starving himself. The boy u pushed down the other day is already being abused at home. The girl u called ugly today is now at home spending hours in the bathroom putting makeup on to impress people. The boy you called lazy is working his butt off so his family has something to eat. The old man u made fun of for his scars fought for our freedom. Everyone I know is judgmental I myself am very judgmental. We always forget that everyone has something different going on at home. So we need to THINK before we SPEAK.

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Anonymous

So I’m fifteen and have never had a great time with my friends since year 8, but in year 10 is when it really started going down hill. Nearly my entire group started bullying me, it wasn’t anything verbal or physical, in fact it was the complete opposite, they would treat me lesser of them, like I wasn’t really their friend, excluding me and things like that. This one girl, let’s call her Lucy, she started completely throwing me off, she acted like I wasn’t even there, she would cut in front of me blocking me from talking to my friends, she wouldn’t even talk to me when I spoke to her, she “bragged” to the rest of my friends about how she deleted my number so she wouldn’t have to respond to my texts. The worst thing about her is that when ever she needs something from me will will act like I’m her best friend and will treat me like an actual friend but as soon as she didn’t need me any more or if I needed something from her she would completely ignore me. Im posting this because a lot of the bullying stories are verbal and physical but exclusion is also a form of bullying. I never thought I was being bullied until my parents and my councillor told me that what Lucy was doing was a form of bullying.

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How I was changed.
Anonymous

Hi. I’m 13 years old and have a story to tell.  I have been bullied for years, for a stupid reason. For being short. People call me a midget, which is offensive, and I’m not a midget. Everyone is at least 5 ft tall. I’m 4’11. What difference does that make? It’s not okay to bully someone just because of their looks. The thing was, I was too scared to say that one word. Stop. I was known as the happy girl who always smiles. So on the outside I laughed along. On the inside…I felt horrible. I just couldn’t say stop. I couldn’t stick up for myself. The bully moved and I felt better. But then other people called me short, and some called me fat. I didn’t care. This year, I wanted to change. I wanted to be normal instead of the happy girl. I wanted to be able to have a straight face without anyone saying, “are you okay? You aren’t smiling.” So I worked hard on being normal. I wanted to fit in. So I had the guts to fight back for once. I want to prevent bullying. I may be young, but I know how far bullying goes. It makes me sad to think that this is happening out there.
Also, life has been rough the past month. My friends are drifting away. I have nothing to say to them anymore because they are always talking about what they do together, so I’m left with nothing to say. I’m left out of the conversation. I’m just the follower that doesn’t talk. I sit with them at lunch, but we never talk. Just them. They always have fun, but i don’t. Luckily, there’s this one girl that’s been really nice. We are really good friends now.
Never be the follower guys. Always stick up for yourself, and be an independent person, just in case if most of your friends bail on you, like me😕
Thanks for reading this.

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Being bullied
Anonymous

Teasing started when I was 10. But it got really bad when I was 11. Kids would bully me about my acne. Every single day. Whenever I met someone, I prayed that they didn’t comment about my acne. I remember sitting in maths class and my head slumped up on my hand, never moving, until my neck cramped because I didn’t want anyone to see that I had even more acne on my other side. My teachers saw the verbal abuse. None of them did anything. I remember my best friend telling me that a group of people made a song about my acne. It was like my heart dropped onto the floor. I would come home from school and cry in the bathroom, it stung every time I remembered what the person said to me on that day. I wanted things to stop. I was experiencing suicidal thoughts, but as much as I thought that my pain could be stopped with death, I didn’t want to lose my life over what some immature little kids said to me. But I forgave my bullies. I had the courage to let go of my pain and forgive the people who hurt me. And in fact, started being friends with them. Weird, I know. But what I realise is that, I never saw it as bullying. I never thought it would happen to me. I always thought bullying was physical, I didn’t know there was emotional pain that people could experience.

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