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I A Childhood Bullying Survivor

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Aug 27

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    augmart2 augmart2 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 15

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    More and more talk about bullying is spreading. Weather it be cyber bullying or just your average run of the miller in-your-face teasing and torture it's out there and it's very...
    MNI1982 MNI1982 26-30, F Sep 10

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    I am 34, yet I still crave a father. My own father was cold, violent, and at times, delusional. My mother who by all appearances was a warm and loving mother, in private withheld...
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    I lost 2 members of my family while we r struggling to get out of our burning house , it was horrible .. It hurts that they didn't make it .. It's true we took them out of the...
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 16

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    Okay. Hate bullies? Heck yeah! All the victims of being bullied... I'm here for you. -_- Got called names at a "There's no bullying in this school!" School where my vball match...
    Dawb183 Dawb183 13-15, F Sep 7

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    I absolutely hate people who bully others. Since when is it funny to laugh at others just because they might be different than you? It seriously is something that gets me so angry...
    lookingtovent lookingtovent 18-21, F Sep 8

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    I hate bullying. I'm currently being bullied. It's my last year of school at my school. My class has bullied me for seven years. They have no respect for me at all. The class has...
    AndrewFlewTheTardis AndrewFlewTheTardis 13-15, M 3 Responses Sep 9

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    Now keep in mind that this goes back a few years, to the nine-teen sixties to be exact so a lot of wind has blown through my sails and life has brought me to many places that I...
    mike52ad mike52ad 56-60, M Sep 13

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    People really need to stop bullying. It kills thousands every year & if not physically, then deffinitly mentally. You dont know what a persons been through untill you walk in their...
    macibabyy macibabyy 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I know I joke a lot, but one thing that's not a joke to me is bullying. I just heard on the news another child killed himself because he was being bullied. I believe if the law...
    IZZYNUDIST IZZYNUDIST 70+, M 1 Response Sep 18

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    I honestly despise bullying, from verbal to physical. I do not understand why you would waste your life treating other people so poorly, there's no reason for doing so. Hurting...
    AndyL567 AndyL567 13-15, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    If you are reading this message, you too are a survivor. If you are not reading it, then you may or may not be dead.