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I A Childhood Bullying Survivor

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    School started today

    and I'm scared i'll get bullied this year again...
    Naginion Naginion 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Because Of God

    Call me crazy but I believe that the only reason I didn't kill myself was because God gave me the chance to start over. He gave me a new school and a fresh start, even though the pain still haunted me everyday for a long time, and occasionally still does, I've learned that...
    example1234 example1234 22-25 Dec 22, 2011

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    Why Me/!

    when i was just a little girl i was bullied. it happened so many times and for so many years that i just had to learn to accept it. in first grade the whole class used to beat me up. punches, kicks, pulling my hair, cutting on my shirt and the teacher would just sit there and...
    ingnored ingnored 16-17, F May 15, 2012

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    Bring The Rain

    At my young age (14) I used to (and still do at times) get bullied alot in school and sometimes in public places. When the bullying started I was moving to a new elementary school (from a pre-k school) nearly everyone called me names and 2 girls thought I was among the unpopular...
    WeAreOneBodyInChrist WeAreOneBodyInChrist 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 31, 2012

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    I've Been Bullied By Literally "everybody"

    High school is a sad story for me. I was one of those average kids, didn't join any clubs or sports and got grades of an average person. I've gotten picked on by literally everybody, from popular and successful people to not so popular or successful people. What's even more sad...
    SmalltheDurian SmalltheDurian 18-21 2 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    Bullying - 50 Years Later

    ESSAY: SCHOOL BULLYING – 50 YEARS LATER Posted in Uncategorized with tags bullying, effects of bullying late in life, low self-esteem, peer pressure, school bullying, suicide from bullying on April 2, 2010 by ruthyr ESSAY:  SCHOOL...
    ruthyr ruthyr 61-65, F 6 Responses Apr 5, 2010

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    Another One Bites

    I wrote a similar story on another thread, but I want to encourage those who have been bullied to continue to deluge the internet with their stories, anonymously or otherwise. I hear so many people dismiss the verbal and psychological abuse as "not so bad", or shrug their...
    spindlegeek spindlegeek 41-45 1 Response Mar 20, 2011

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    It Takes A Lot To Go Through

    As the day starts you feel those fear Another day, another browbeater Entering the halls of ivy is so hard for you Meeting them again and so you end up crying Heading home with your head obeisance So no one can see your suffering Inside your room you let go of the anger...
    DarkSoul07 DarkSoul07 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2013

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    Today was the first day of school

    and i was really scared that the bullies would start today as they do every year. And my friend that lives far away told me it was going to be fine, but it wasn't. Some popular boys where picking on this girl so i stepped between them and called the bullies out... That was a bad...
    Naginion Naginion 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yes, I may have survived

    but I am not the same. I probably never will be. If you think that psychological damage from bullying is a myth, I am proof that it is not. The damage is very real. The things people (including teachers) said to me were told to me when I was very young so I believed it. I went...
    TheIceDragonReturns TheIceDragonReturns 18-21 1 Response May 27

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    My Pride Would Become My Worst Enemy

    Bullying has taken its toll on the lives of a mere 4,400 students every year. One of the main key reasons is that the administrators do not do anything about it, or even purposely take the bully's sides. It gets pathetic. Let me tell you exactly how someone's pride can turn from...
    SmalltheDurian SmalltheDurian 18-21 1 Response May 19, 2012

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    The Difference Between Joking Around And Bullying

    Some bullies may try and down-play their bullying behaviour by saying they are only having a joke or they are only having a bit of fun with someone. But if this joking around and fun is not being enjoyed by EVERYONE involved and starts to become frequently nasty and at the...
    bullyhelp bullyhelp 31-35, M Oct 6, 2011

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    I'm Done.

    I am sick of feeling worthless. I am sick of feeling ashamed of who i am. I like to be different, i like colored hair, tattoos, and piercings. I guess it's my fault for standing out. But isn't that what life is about? being yourself and being unique? I think so. I can't pretend...
    staystrongglitter staystrongglitter 16-17 2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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    Vincent Wesson

    My childhood bully was Vincent Wesson, he would say he was going to beat me up everyday after school, I told the teacher and nothing was done, finally my dad told me next time he said this in class to beat the crap out of him right than and there, so the next day he said he was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    I Hated School... I Hated Summer Camps...

    I was always bulled. from k-12th grade. When I was younger I was teased for many things... the size of my ears...the way that I walked... talked... any little thing... Dads advice was always the same "If you ignore it and pretend that it dosent bother you then they will stop" So...
    Krie Krie 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 27, 2012

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    Survivor is probably too strong a word.

    I'm scared of physical contact, scared of public restrooms, terrified of school auditoriums, afraid to walk past ten specific locations and I don't like talking to people because I'm waiting for them to beat me up or start yelling at me. But... With all that... At least I'm not...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M May 23

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    A Loving Survivor

    I was a clumsy young girl, having been monitored by doctors since birth due to thyroid issues and delayed development. Doctors determined that my hand-eye coordination were behind most children my age.  I recall being laughed at by other kids in gym  class for not being able...
    sylplath2 sylplath2 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2011

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    My Unlucky Day

    I transferred schools when i was in 5th grade. I transferred to an elite school near my neighborhood. I thought this year will turn out to be the best days of my life! It has been a dream of mine to transfer schools because I want to experience something new!! Meeting new people...
    janks01 janks01 18-21, F Sep 10, 2012

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    Alive, But Shattered And Deeply Scarred

         At age 3, in a small preschool on the campus of NASA Lewis Research Center, I was first introduced to one of childhood's cruelest aspects -- bullying.  My earliest tormentor was named Christopher Sherry.  He was a pudgy little boy, at least as...
    ScaramoucheBlack ScaramoucheBlack 22-25 2 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    My Humiliating School Experience

    I grew up at a school where bullying was pretty much unseen and unheard of other than a few playground taunts and whatnot. However it all changed once i went to my highschool. The very first day marked the rest of my highschool life. I was in the bathrooms in between classes when...
    kingjazzad12 kingjazzad12 18-21, M Nov 6, 2013

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    I Survived

    I was never a typical male child, outgoing, adventurous, active in sports. I was more quiet, curious & sensitive. I didn't have a strong bond with my father. He was there & did things like coaching the Y-group football team for a couple of seasons, etc.; but for some strange...
    bcvegas4u bcvegas4u 66-70, M Sep 22, 2013

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    Big Bullies On the Play Ground

    I was bullied everyday in grade school, I grew up during the 80s out in nevada. At age 35 I am on an anti-depressent/anti-anxiety medicine. I moved every year or 2. At every school I attended {being the new kid!} I was shunned by the other kids for simply being a stranger at the...
    loriself2005 loriself2005 31-35 1 Response Jul 17, 2009

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    High School & Early College Bullying Survivor

    I, too, am a bullying survivor. I was bullied on a few occasions - years ago in high school, when I was in a sorority during my sophomore year of college, and on another occasion over the past few years. They were the most painful experiences I have ever been through in my entire...
    LaurenEmily739 LaurenEmily739 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    Or am i??? Do we survive

    or just go evil if we dont die??? If we can heal when can we?? Have hurt people and animals so i run to never do that again. Is that healed??? Did my mind survive jerks or just help me retaliate and despise the act??
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Feb 25

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    but the words they said will always stay with

    me all the abuse will go with me to my grave
    maylane maylane 13-15, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    I'm Still Here

    It start pretty much from the beginning with ostracizing, being framed for damaging school property and escalated into being tormented every recess and assaulted on the return  home. By age 10 I was dead from the inside dreaming of being released from the torment through...
    CarolineBelinda CarolineBelinda 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2009

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    Dont you think its strange

    as survivor to trust people after being abused? I know one naive woman who was abused all her life (i know her from videos) and she still has hope and joy and trust? What? She even want to date again after being abused? I dont understand such people. I mean if i look at myself...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Bullied Continously

    People keep on bullying me, im in so much pain right now. Sorry i deleted my story, but im facing an emotional breakdown in who i am.
    theamazinguni theamazinguni 41-45, F Feb 23, 2012

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    Social Anxiety Takes Its Toll

    After growing up in a highly critical family, my whole life I've suffered from low self-esteem.  I was shy.  I was also an easy target for bullies.  Eventually I just hid away a lot and dealt with years of loneliness.  I'm still not over it.  Medication...
    chrism9931 chrism9931 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2010

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    The 80s & 90s we're not a get decade

    for getting bullied in Bakersfield. I survived standard and north high bullying. But for those who say that it is something that all kids have to go through. I was am still only 4 10 and I have ADHD and bipolar so for being different did not help. But there is a difference...
    mlcockrell mlcockrell 36-40, M Dec 8, 2013

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    Not "Run Of The Mill" In The Slightest.

    Just saying "I was bullied as a child" is a massive understatement. I was harassed, beaten down, and effectively tortured into submission. My crime? I'm intersexed, was raised as a boy, but too "girly" for the tastes of the kids at school. It didn't start off right off the bat...
    PamperedDuchess PamperedDuchess 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 5, 2011

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    High School is Heaven for those who are Popular and a Living Nightmare For those Who Are Not

    We all saw the description on the back of that GTA IV cover. "New York City is a heaven for those who have money and status and a living nightmare for those who don't." Same is true for middle school and high school. This story will basically prove how sick teenagers can be and...
    SmalltheDurian SmalltheDurian 18-21 May 18, 2012

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    My story is not as bad

    as some of the others I have read. I was bullied through the ages of 6-12. For the most ridiculous reasons too. First: I have a big nose. : ) I'm sure you guess what names I was called. Second: I was tall for my age. (5 ft tall in the 3rd grade/age 9) . Third: I wear glasses. So...
    hellcat88 hellcat88 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    When I was barely ten,

    I was diagnosed PTSD: the post traumatic stress disorder. I was physically and emotionally damaged. I spent most of my childhood visiting hospital for treatments. Back then, my mom would not tell me why I had to go to hospital so often. I was too little to acknowledge my pain...
    ironmeg ironmeg 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 25

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    What Do I Do?

    I was bullied for 13 years by the entire school, I had literally no friends. I now have serious psychological problems because of this. I have for now escaped my bullies but I will never escape the health problems that they have given me & the horrors of my memories. This school...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    The Root Of My Social Anxiety

    I have been bullied until college: I was a chubby girl, an introvert and good student, I was the only redhead in the whole school (redheads are not common in Southern-France) and I was unattractive (judging by those f***cking society standards). I have been bullied in so many...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 28, 2013

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    Past Haunting The Present

    Hello everyone. I am a survivor of childhood bullying. It is my first time ever sharing my story with anyone. I have kept it secret for so long, I feel like it's finally time to share my story (even if it is anonymous over the internet). I have tried to forget my past, I even...
    finallyfree2bme finallyfree2bme 26-30, F 10 Responses Feb 20, 2010

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    If It Wasn't For My Sister I Wouldn't Be Around Right Now.

    It all started in the 3rd grade.I had the same classmates until 6th grade when things really got out of control.I was called everything from smelly to the devil.I remember one time during a party,one of my classmates crumbled cake all over my head.We had yearbooks and for reasons...
    KateBooth1 KateBooth1 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 9, 2012

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    Still Am

    I have kids bully me all the time, ever since I was four. They call me a *****, ****, *****, they tease me, kick me, trip me, and punch me in the face until I cry. God, I wish they would die and go to hell. 
    Musiccutie365 Musiccutie365 16-17, F Jan 26, 2012

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    I'm A (Healed) Survivor Of High School Bullying

    I hope my story can help someone. I’m a "survivor" of some intense, prolonged, bullying and harassment in a VERY small town high school. What you said, did, wore, bad hair day, whatever, was on display and talked about within minutes. My senior class was only 45 people! I grew...
    Rousana Rousana 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 17, 2012

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    My family bullied me all my life. My mother is a former bully. She started bullying me as i was 9. She bullied me till i was adult. Then as my sister grew into teenage years she...
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    Survivor means I lived to tell the story. I will tell the story even though the ones who hurt me made me sure that no-one would ever believe me. I will tell the story even though...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    As a teenager i experienced ALOT of bullying and it still affects me today i just couldnt understand and had no idea how to make people like me. Now im a mother and i want to...
    thebestjess thebestjess 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    I like to ask people what they think of when they hear the word "bullying". Most of the time the answer is the same. Teasing, a rather inconsistent, incomplete answer, if I do say...
    Aram8361 Aram8361 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Victim"...I hate that word. We are not "victims". We are some of the strongest, bravest women to walk the earth. We are survivors.  We are not stray helpless animals, we are the...
    TriciaFL TriciaFL 36-40, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I find it absolutely disgusting to say the least! I find bullying in kids utterly cruel and despicable, bullying in teenagers completely unacceptable, but when you get to a full...
    EternalOptomist31 EternalOptomist31 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    jlam123 jlam123 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    In elementary school I was tall and skinny and people tried to be mean to me but I have a mouth on me. I made every single person who picked on me cry . I shoot to kill . I don't...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 3

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    i'm sorry but that will never happen. Coz most people just makes me laugh everytime they bully me. I am really happy why? because they spent a lot of time bullying me. It makes me...
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F Aug 20