I Was a Target For Bullying When I Was Young

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 4,495 People

    It was brutal growing up

    and after many years of thinking about it, I finally call it what it was, which is abuse. I do believe kids will be kids and that kids on the bottom of the pecking order get an unfair share of bullying. It's really just part of school life (unfortunately). I'm really hurt by...
    diggerwam diggerwam
    46-50, M
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    When I was in 2nd grade I lived in an all white

    neighborhood in Chapel Hill, NC. I played with the kids on my street but only with a select few at a time. One day, I was outside playing with this kid whom I recall loved pigs; pork chops, bacon, etc.. Some of the other kids came by and asked if we wanted to check out a tree...
    RichardHertz RichardHertz
    36-40, M
    Nov 3, 2015

    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...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Aug 14, 2008

    All through out school I was being bullied.

    I got bullied for so much, for being the quiet one, for being the fat one, for being the smart one. For just everything, I hated it, it followed me all till I moved to Florida, than I just kept to myself, and no one really bothered me, or talked to me. I was out of sight, and...
    HisLittleAriel HisLittleAriel
    26-30, F
    Jul 3, 2015

    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

    During grades 5-8, I experienced a lot of

    racist remarks by my classmates and other kids (before I start I'm going to add that I'm half black, half asian). At first glance they saw me as black, so I was often told things like "your skin is too dark", "you should straighten your hair", "I'll bet you love fried chicken...
    illegalciv illegalciv
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Jan 26, 2016

    Where to begin, if I wasn't being teased about

    my thong underwear. the whole school had seen or heard about them by junior year, I was being harassed about the picture my ex-gf sent around of my very small penis. I learned to like it, it's now a major turn on for me. Weird.
    trampstampguy90 trampstampguy90
    26-30, M
    Feb 25, 2016

    I was bullied in for years in school.

    I can't share the details, but I want you to know I still feel it. It still hurts and I still avoid those places and ppl. I am a parent but I can't rid myself of those feelings. I was listening to a program on NPR in my car and even now, so many years later, I had to pull my...
    DeanGullbury DeanGullbury
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Apr 24, 2015

    back in middle school,

    I was friends with religious people and I didn't realize it at the time. so I openly said, subconsciously, that I wanted to learn Wicca and mysticism and all that jazz. the girls I was friends with excluded me from their friends circle and tried to use everything against me...
    animefan22 animefan22
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 27, 2016

    I'm 32 and I still remember

    when I was in elementary everyone calling me four eyes,dork,stupid,hobo...it's hard breaking how kids can be so cruel
    41la 41la
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    When I was in middle school students used to

    tease me. I used to hate Puerto Ricans. The Spanish girls used to make fun of me being tall. Called me names in Spanish and the boys used to throw stuff at me. I never defended myself I was always scared. The stuff they done I used to take it. My friends used to stand up for me...
    staystyleandsmile staystyleandsmile
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

    From primary school through Intermediate to

    High School I was bullied. I was on the shorter side and slightly chubby and the boys wanted to make me cry. I never did and this just made things worse. Finally in my last couple of years I grew and thinned out and one day I had enough and one of the kids who had been bullying...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 3, 2015

    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
    70+, M
    9 Responses May 6, 2013

    It happened when I was in 6th grade.

    I was one of the smallest and thinnest in our class and that's why my classmates target me for bullying. They made up mean names for me, they even composed a mean song to sing whenever I'm around. I didn't do anything wrong I was actually nice to them but they kept on bullying...
    AngelBlakeThrone AngelBlakeThrone
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jan 2, 2016

    Here is a story of what happened to me

    when I was 8 or 9 years old. So there was this place, in which was where the elementary school kids go to everyday after school to hang out, then there was this one time I went there and this other kid who started picking on me for no reason, and I was just watching TV minding...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000
    16-17, M
    Dec 14, 2015

    When I was in 5th and 6th grade,

    I was bullied by almost everyone in the whole grade, and even people in upper or lower grades who didn't even know my name. They always called me dumb or ugly. They made fun of every single thing about me. My shoes, hair, my big eyes, my voice, how I was younger than everyone...
    rockinsox22 rockinsox22
    70+, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2016

    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...
    KamasutraGirl KamasutraGirl
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Aug 15, 2014
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 3, 2016

    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
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 13, 2013

    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
    FeedingTheWolves FeedingTheWolves
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 2, 2015

    In elementary, I was bullied

    because there a rumor spread that I was gay and even though I was never gay. People should love all ppl even if they are gay. I don't agree with being gay but, that does not mean I will shun them from my life or the church. You might not like what someone is doing but that does...
    beautybeyondforever beautybeyondforever
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 3, 2016

    I'm in my 30s and still struggle with bullying

    from junior high and high school. Ever since, every negative interaction has deeply hurt me. Bad relationships, betrayal from friends, people who are rude, even contructive criticism.. it brings up old hurt and just continues to drive the knife in further. I have struggled with...
    imstilltrying imstilltrying
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 19, 2015

    "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, 2014
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    13 Responses Feb 1, 2015

    I dealt with another bully,

    this time the legal and adult way, by using a contract. I got a restraining order and a legal government signed document. If he violated the document he would be expelled from the school without question. He wanted war and he got it. That's all I can say
    7531yo 7531yo
    22-25, M
    Nov 3, 2015

    I was bullied in 6th-7th grade.

    I always put up with it until 7th grade when a new bully deciding to bully me. I put up with it for a whole until I had enough. one day I was walking by the wall, she was walking by she I guess expected me to move out of her way but I didn't which caused us to bump into each...
    liquidgold18k liquidgold18k
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 7, 2016

    The one time that violence solved a problem

    for me. The teacher was out of the room for a few minutes. The ******* dug into my shoulder blades with his elbows. I sent a fist backwards and busted his lip open. Never had a problem again.
    Texedge Texedge
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2016

    My elementary and high school years was rough.

    Being made fun of because how I looked. I was born with really light eyebrows and everyone will laugh at me and say "she has no eyebrows!" One time I fell asleep in class , and I woke up with people laughing at me . I didn't know why . Til I looked at a mirror at the end of the...
    XoAle XoAle
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Sep 22, 2015

    I was the shy quiet kid,

    when someone began bullying me I got angry pretty easily and never reacted well or handled it well...so that made more people come and mess with me. It was like entertainment for them, at my expense. This happened on a regular basis from when I was young(around 8) until high...
    Jason947 Jason947
    22-25, M
    1 Response Jan 27, 2016

    As i was young, i was

    that innocent pure little girl who was a target for bully because i couldn't stand up for myself... i was not weak but i had the innocence and morals and i was not the kind of person who likes to get into fights... i was also bullied because i used to defend other classmates who...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2016

    I've never shared my bullying story before

    and I feel like it's the time that I do. I don't even know where to begin. I've never told anybody how I truly have felt over the years, not even my sisters who I am the closest with. But tonight I feel like I can't take it anymore, I'm mentally exhausted and hurting. Around the...
    rabbitthorn rabbitthorn
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2016

    If u r a target of bullying then listen

    and watch Ronan Parkes Defined https://youtu.be/ahLbQWAWYoc
    Robbie1221 Robbie1221
    18-21, M
    1 Response Dec 2, 2015

    I was bullied throughout my entire school

    experience. :( just because I didn't talk and was shy, bullied by my peers, upperclassman and even younger students. I often faked being sick because I didn't want to go back to those bullies. I did have protective friends :) there was one thing they never told me though.. There...
    AfterFall AfterFall
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Feb 22, 2015

    I am 16 and I used to get bullied a lot

    for a long time for many different thing such as being gay, I was called mega mind because you could see the vines in my head, for not liking sports and instead liking art and drama and a lot more I would be told that "I should go and kill myself because no one wanted me in the...
    Robbie1221 Robbie1221
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 4, 2015

    My most "memorable" bullying moment was with

    this chick named Henriette in like 6th or 7th grade. She was on my bus, and she kept making fun of me and saying stupid crap like "Are you a lesbiannnnn?" Though I hated her at the time (and denied it), now I just think back and laugh, as I did turn out to be kinda gay. JOKE'S...
    sassycastiel sassycastiel
    18-21, F
    Jun 12, 2015

    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

    High school was hell

    for me. Worst time of my life and set me up for a lifetime of not trusting anyone.
    hereok hereok
    46-50, M
    Dec 29, 2015

    being made fun of,teased,

    ignored,insulted and pushed to the ground can make your heart hurt...this has gone on ever since 1st grade and I really need support....I don't know why people do this. I also asked any of my really cute friends If they would ever like me one said it would be like killing a puppy...
    spiritfox1374 spiritfox1374
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jan 29, 2016

    Kindergarten: This kid used to chase me around

    at recess. 4th Grade: Everyone spreads rumors about me. They even made up this thing about me called Kevin Germs. Apparently it was my own special brand of germs and of anyone touched me they would get sick. It may seem funny, but having people circle around you when we sat on...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    When i was young, most of my class mates

    started to bully me badly. So badly i end up with cuts, purple marks across my body and even after growing up i still get bullied.
    CutePanada CutePanada
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 11, 2016

    I was bullied a lot but all

    that made me stronger...
    beautybeyondforever beautybeyondforever
    22-25, F
    Nov 3, 2015

    So this story is when i was 10

    and in 5th grade. My middle school was 5 to 8 so i had a pretty big school. So there was this girl who was such a *****. She was in 8th grade and she would bully me and make my first months at middle school hell. One day in november she was punching me as usual and she punched...
    Lucyjennifer Lucyjennifer
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2016

    so many times I tell ya .

    ..maybe thats why I love being salty..or maybe it's just because homos make me cringe.. idk..but when I can say to you ..is its best to get a healthy lifestyle early on in life ..cause I definitely tried too late..sadly tried..I failed bad. I'm a mess.. don't grow up fat..if you...
    Cocrispy Cocrispy
    26-30, M
    1 Response Apr 2, 2016

    I'm still young... But still!

    I was bullied for 8 years by my best friend. The worst part of it all is that I always gave her another chance because I believe people could change. It's really hard to be bullied because you start thinking and doing things that are terrible. The good thing is that I'm not...
    INeedFreedom INeedFreedom
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 13, 2015

    I was a target for bullying

    because I wasn't a person that went with a crowd and did what they did. I never had many friends and I was different. I had seizures and I was always moving.
    gambler920 gambler920
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 16, 2014

    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
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 29, 2007

    Most of my few friends embraced their teenage

    life. But for me it was one of the most darkest phase of my life. I was 12-13 when I entered secondary school. I wasn't quite sure with what was really going on with me during those years. I had a feeling I might have some psychological problem which I still couldn't figure...
    taeayumu taeayumu
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 24, 2016

    I remember when I was younger in elementary

    school, for some reason I became a target for bullying. I lost pretty much all of my friends but one because she saw it was wrong. I would sit somewhere and they would all move. I got threatened that if I were to tell anyone I would get killed. But that's when I knew I had to...
    xgreeneyedx xgreeneyedx
    18-21, F
    Oct 14, 2015

    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, 2014

    I remember being petrified of becoming a bully

    target. Like God, if you ever let someone make you cry or lose your composure there's no escape, ever. I think there's a opportunity for a virtual-reality anti-bully, anti-teasing aid, so kids could experience the emotions and defenses in a controlled learning. Not being...
    JohnInKansas JohnInKansas
    70+, M
    Jan 27, 2016

    Two girls used to just call me names daily on

    the whole bus ride home. It affected me for a very long time. Bullying disgusts me.
    Ang012685 Ang012685
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 5, 2015

    Because I came from a family of many children

    and I was in the middle. I wore a lot of clothes that didn't fit and had very oily skin. I was socially awkward and emotionally stunted.. I hated my childhood but it's made me a stronger adult and has helped me understand my children better
    Honesty0214 Honesty0214
    26-30, F
    Nov 29, 2015

    I was bullied for my weight.

    I struggled with Anorexia and Bullimia for a long haul because of that. People need to reconsider their words more. I teach Preschool and Kindergarten, I have observed and learned that bullying being a bully starts at an early stage. :(
    lenaterrano lenaterrano
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

    I have a more hopeful story

    than most perhaps. I was a target for bullying when I was very young, like elementary school. But I beat up my main bully one day and for the rest of my school career no one messed with me.
    MalteseFalconPunch MalteseFalconPunch
    31-35, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    I was picked on a lot growing up

    and no one heloed, the teachers made it worse, so now that I am in high school, when and if I ever see someone getting picked on especially my friends that are like family to me, I won't go to the teachers, I will stand up to that bully, Idc if I win or lose I will confront that...
    MericaMan MericaMan
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Jun 10, 2015
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