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I Was a Target For Bullying When I Was Young

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    When I was 12 yrs old we moved to our house

    and therefore, a new suburb which also meant a new school. I was starting my first year of high school. I didn't know anyone and no one knew me, I was the outsider. Everyone had their little pack groups of the usual the popular kids, the nerdy kids, the jock kids, and other sub...
    holgado holgado 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Why me? This was the question I often asked

    myself. I even asked others why they picked on me... I was just that I was me! That's all I can figure out. I assumed I was odd/weird/unusual. It even made me try harder to imbrace and express that I was. I didn't try to be normal. When I was in high school, I tried to be more...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Aug 2

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    Um Yeah

    Yes, indeed. I feel like sharing this particular story. I was like 10 years old. There was this kid, who was two years younger than me, who liked to beat me up. He would chase me around the playground, courtyard, or wherever we were. Eventually he'd catch me and he would pick me...
    Toukos Toukos 18-21 3 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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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 never would have gone to if it wasn't for what happened in my early life.I was a good easy going kid when I was growing up. I liked to laugh and...
    mike52ad mike52ad 56-60, M Sep 13

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    Oh man, don't even get me started on the

    bullying, it's best left in the closet . I hope no one ever has to go through that again, ever.
    kiddishguy kiddishguy 26-30, M Oct 4

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    I was over 100kg/220lbs,

    4 years back and everyone was rude and mean to me, made fun of me, had almost no one to talk to. So i worked hard. Started doing sports, running and yoga.. and now I'm a fit girl around 55kg/120lbs and people's opinion have changed so much. I guess everything happens for a...
    PoojaTimberlake PoojaTimberlake 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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    As soon as I was enrolled in school,

    people were very mean to me. I've always been socially inept and strange. I have Asperger's. They bullied me for any reason they could think of. They made fun of me for learning to read at an early age, they made fun of me for being very small, they made fun of me because I was...
    x0UnionJack0x x0UnionJack0x 22-25, F 1 Response May 23

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    This world is such a p*ssy.

    Everyone gets bullied. People claim they're being bullied just because someone calls them a name. It's such a tragic thing, but grow some balls. Them people aren't going to matter anyways! I'm telling you, just say **** it. I'm tired of seeing people hate their lives for no...
    desired101 desired101 13-15, F 5 Responses Oct 4

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    Yeah...

    When I was was young, I was a target for bullying. You see, my stepfather used to choke me until the point of unconscienceness. As a result, I always had my neck covered in black bruises. The kids had no idea what it was, so they started telling one another that it was dirt...
    Icansee Icansee 18-21, M 6 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    I Want Justice I Can Never Have.

    If we think about it clearly, all of us who have lived through chronic bullying and abuse have been the victim of a great crime. All the things we were subjected to- abuse, harassment, taunting, bullying, ridicule, violence, intimidation, exclusion-are all things that would...
    dukeofurl dukeofurl 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    They eventually stopped

    when my dad taught me how to break noses.
    joelle10 joelle10 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I was the new kid in middle school

    so I was always "tested" but surprisingly enough I stood up for myself pretty well because I was always shy, quiet and had low self esteem.
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    *younger not young since ya know,

    I'm still young. ;D
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F Sep 11

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    "It's okay to cry ." "It's okay to be upset .

    " "It's okay to be hurt ." That's what everyone says . But they don't understand . They don't understand because it's not happening to them . They say they're there for you , but when you really need them they don't wanna listen , they just don't wanna hear your crap . They make...
    Lala1177 Lala1177 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 5

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    You Were My Friend And I Owe You So Much

    When I was a kid I suffered with very bad eye problems and had to wear a patch on one eye and glasses with thick lenses in. As a result of this I was often subjected to bullying and physical abuse from the other children it got so bad at times I would just go and hide in an empty...
    gelroller gelroller 46-50, M Jul 22, 2012

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    My Bullying Experience(Please Read)

    In the world today if a boy my age or any age shows emotion in public he is automatically classified as gay. I can't want to feel nice about myself without being "gay", I can't feel sad and let it out without being "gay", the only true emotion I can show without threat of...
    MLPL224 MLPL224 16-17, M 2 Responses Apr 13, 2013

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    Bullying Caused Me A Childhood Of Torment And Depression!

    I'm 14 and I spent a childhood in hell. I moved 14 times in my life and attended 10 schools. The earliest bullying I can remember is Grade 3 (eight years old). It was already hard for me to make friends my whole life, and being bullied made me feel worse. I only had 1 or 2...
    hayleybluebear hayleybluebear 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2012

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    Ok, so this happened to me in the past.

    A boy at school held my right arm and told his friend to hold my left arm and told his other friend '' To rape me and hold my private''. I am a boy too and the boy kneeling down basically touched my private part a couple of times. my mother complained to the school. Those three...
    Rafeerahman Rafeerahman 16-17, M Jul 11

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    I was bullied at school .

    1. They called me a poof . LOL. I was. 2. They insisted that I swore . I never did except once at home . LOL. 3. They called me a bible basher . I love bashing the bible LOL. 4. I was sexually . By a boy physcopath. 5. My father was ridiculed as he was a teacher.. 6. They...
    interlink2 interlink2 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Bullied, Used, And Misunderstood

    I've always been that kid that was weirder than all the other girls. Or I was the girl who didn't develop on time like everyone else. I was always the youngest in my class, and the smallest. It started in Elementary School. My parents divorced when I was young, and like many kids...
    ToastIsDelicious ToastIsDelicious 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    I was a target for bullying

    when I was young. I stayed strong, made friends outside of school, moved away after high school and made it trough those difficult times. Now my SO and I decided to move back close to home, where my mother and his parents are. With 4 kids we wanted them to know their grand...
    Blanche08 Blanche08 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    An Easy Target

    When I was in 5th grade, the boundaries in my school district changed due to a new elementary school. This put me going to the middle school that only one other friend would be at. Luckily, or so I thought, he was my best friend all through elementary and I knew I'd have someone...
    DragonsAreReal DragonsAreReal 18-21, F Jan 16, 2013

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    My Experience Being Bullied

    My bullying began in second grade, though there were a few problems before that, too. Being accused of doing things that I had not done, but for some reason the teachers always believed the other kids. One teacher even lied about it and claimed to have seen me -- but no way could...
    Classicality7 Classicality7 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2011

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    Nationality Issue

    I was treated badly at school for years because of my nationality. I was raised in Estonia, but my blood is half-Russian and half-Estonian. FYI, Estonians have huge problems with Russians, b/c of the Soviet Union stuff and how Russians mistreated them, although Germans mistreated...
    misasja misasja 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 30, 2007

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    That's Why.

    I still remember that even after those years without these girls telling me how fat and ugly I was. I'm pretty sure I'll never forget what happened. How it was. How I felt. I feel like I'm lucky for having such good parents though they're not together anymore. It's okay, I don't...
    DarqAge DarqAge 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    I've been overweight my whole life

    and was bullied all the way into high school for being fat. I grew up fighting depression and anxiety and I've developed many insecurities and self-esteem/self-confidence issues. I've kept only a couple friends from those years and it's painful to think about how many...
    pianodreams pianodreams 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I Thought Something Was Wrong With Me.

    I moved to a lot of different schools growing up.  My parents felt guilty about this, thinking that this is why kids bullied me, but it wasn't.  I remember feeling faint with relief every time I'd move to a new school.  At a new school, I wouldn't have a reputation...
    Bradford Bradford 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2007

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    So when I was at elementary school I have been

    bullied for having good grades in every subject. There was only one boy that bullied me and after bulling me he come to my home and asks for some school note I hated him but I couldn't say no I don't know why and now I'm in high school and he is my best friend.
    agent268 agent268 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    I was bullied too..mainly

    because we moved so much and I was always "the new kid" in school. 8 schools in 10 years.. I allowed it to get to me but recently I just laugh at how I allowed those kids to effect me like that.
    Dragonflyonme Dragonflyonme 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    In 5th grade, I was about to go to the bathroom

    at school when I just happened to hear girls in the bathroom talking about how big my nose is
    riruxchan riruxchan 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I used to get bullied

    because some girls thought I was fat and wouldn't play with me and because I used to wear glasses but In the middle grades I started jogging around town and being more lively and actually lost a couple pounds I now wear contacts and have four of the best friends I could ever ask...
    alexann4ever alexann4ever 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I Was. . .

    During my early years in school, I felt like I was given this special attention by my classmates. I can't remember why they always pick on me. Evrytime I'm with a friend talking, they would intentionaly call that friend. That way, I'd be left alone, waiting for the friend. All I...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    So who knew being the tall fat kid growing up

    would make you a target for bullies because I didn't but I soon learnt I was and it was horrible
    FabulousYetiMan FabulousYetiMan 18-21, M Oct 4

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    First day of primary school soo

    when i was 5 was called fat, got shoved down and stood on by 10 yr olds :/ (Pic of me when I was 5 looked younger then I was hehe)
    LLAMAAAA LLAMAAAA 13-15, F Oct 5

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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 believe that bullying is the real problem. People are sheltering their kids and raising sissies. If you let people hurt you they...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 3

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    Oh yeah, I've been bullied

    for dancing and for being a 'bender' (gay). I'm still passed the occasional note or snide remark, although it doesn't bother me anymore.
    HandsomePrince1 HandsomePrince1 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 5

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    Sadly, Yes.

    When I was in Kindergarten, the first thing I remember is climbing onto the monkey bars, seeing a girl, and saying "Hi, I'm Hayley!" She said, "I don't like you and never will." This girl was Haly {last name cut}. She ruined my school life. There were always...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2007

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    What It Feels Like To Be Bullied

     Mostly it’s the loneliness. The horrible bone crushing loneliness when you realize that there is no safety net for you. Just the fact you exist is a liability, so everyone’s relationship conditional at best. Did I say i was your friend, I'm sorry but I didn't really know...
    dukeofurl dukeofurl 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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    WendyDarlin WendyDarlin 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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    I still am technically well there was this girl

    she was all nice at first acted friendly then stabbed me in the back same pattern a billion more times I thought she was my friend then at the last day of the school year started acting like a bully calling me names and fricking sashaying away slapping me when no 1 was around...
    NutellaNut NutellaNut 13-15, F Jul 22

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    Yeah basically. Pretty much what happens

    when you are a black kid in an all white school. Of course not everyone was racist but I was "different" and people don't like different. Eventually they got used to me though.
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    back then, i didnt had friends,

    i always get bullied in grade school, no one defended me, alot of kids tease me, make fun of me, and even hurt me. i was always alone, sitting in the shadow, so people wont hurt me
    EnigmaticCasper EnigmaticCasper 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 3

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    My Story

    Hi. I didn't want to share this at first... But I decided to anyway. My name is Lala and I was bullied ever since kindergarten. Nobody liked me or wanted to be my friend. Everyone hated me before they even got to know me. I had one true friend and we had known each other since we...
    Lala1177 Lala1177 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Tortured (my Long Story)

    When I was ten, I was going through a hard time in my life. My parents got divorce because my father cheated on my mom and got the woman pregnant. Not only that my brother who has high functioning autism was becoming more violent toward me. I had to take care him and such. Then I...
    threatmantic threatmantic 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    10 years. I got bullied

    for 10 years while in Primary School and High School, from grade 2 till grade 12, the year I graduated. So it all started in grade 2 when my best friend changed schools, I was all alone, and a few kids started to pick on me one day, and it just continued, I was to young and...
    darkbladeangel darkbladeangel 18-21, M Jul 26

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    I Got Over It

    I used to be bullied at school from age 9 to 12. I took it very hard and thought I would never forgive the people (kids) responsible. In junior high (It's not called junior high here) I almost landed in a situation like before, but I decided to handle it differently. I realized...
    honestlyme honestlyme 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    well, when I was younger I was the really

    chubby kid with the over active imagination. id often take my toys into school and play with them instead of people, and I always preferred to read a good book at breaks and lunches, rather than play tag. I moved around a lot, but it was never an issue for me, as it meant I knew...
    mollehbro mollehbro 16-17, F Oct 6

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    Bullying In High School

    Although I have always been kind of big I was never bullied, picked on or teased for that reason. There was one super bully at my school who had an entourage that followed him. He bullied me, picked on me and teased me because I was (still am) not circumcised. Not only that but I...
    Spockk Spockk 66-70, M 12 Responses May 6, 2013

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    So when I was a child I was

    so lonely and I had one friend and the rest who I was with hated me or they thought that I was to ugly to hang out with. When I got older I got some more friends but I was bullied by three Gil's one who was at the same age and and the two other was a year younger than me. And...
    jooha jooha 16-17 3 Responses Oct 3

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    I caused this kid who was my bestfriend to get

    bullied when he came out to me as gay yesterday at school I told people when I wasn't suppose to and for the first time saw him cry I feel so guilty :(
    Richwhiteboy246 Richwhiteboy246 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 4

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