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I Was a Target For Bullying When I Was Young

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    And I always find it hilarious the further you

    go through life and come across these people that they seem totally oblivious to the fact they ever did it. "No *******, I won't be seeing you at the 20 year reunion, you're one of the reasons I'd go back in time and burn the school to the ground if I could."
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 12

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    fifth grade was awful,

    these two 8th graders use to bully and harass me to no end.
    Batman328 Batman328 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 8

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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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    I was bullied through out most of my elementary

    years and I have depression because of it. I feel like like I'm adding stress to my family...
    IntrovertLyssa IntrovertLyssa 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 22

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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 2 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 16 Responses Feb 1

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    Of all the reasons to bully someone,

    I was bullied because of my hair. It was really long, like an amazon's (or Pocahontas') and also because I spoke about my parents a lot, since they were living in a country devastated by war and I missed them terribly, always worried about their well-being. Today I don't speak...
    iridium91 iridium91 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 11

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    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...
    BurnMyDread BurnMyDread 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 22

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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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...
    KamasutraGirl KamasutraGirl 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    constantly all my 'friends' & the people around

    me made fat jokes all the time. even my dad did. when i was younger, it bothered me alot. but i hardly ever cried.
    Oddgirllili Oddgirllili 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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    I've been bullied for

    as long as I can remember because I am disabled. It took me forever to get accepted by my peers in elementary school. But then I moved on to middle school and all these new people came up who just kept bullying me throughout middle school and high school until I graduated in...
    KidNova45 KidNova45 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 23

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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 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 13, 2013

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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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    I used to be the ugly,

    ginger, nerdy kid who moved from a different town so I had an accent too. I was an open target for bullying. But then I dyed my hair, puberty did me well, and now no one who bullied me even recognises me; to the point one guy who used to be so mean tried to hit on me, but didn't...
    daisydont daisydont 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    the WHOLE class hated me,

    but I never really gave a *****
    StevieP15 StevieP15 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 23

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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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    I was bullied for as long

    as I can remember, and it only stopped when I graduated from high school.
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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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    I was different, which was a curse then.

    Now, I know it is a blessing.
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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 4 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    I've always been sort of an outcast.

    I'm proud to be different but others have judged me for it. I used to want to change myself so people would like me. Now I've realized that the opinion of others doesn't matter as long as I love myself.
    GreenEyess GreenEyess 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Went to Catholic grade school with a bunch of

    rick kids. We weren't poor but our parents weren't doctors either. Didn't have the right shoes,etc. Was heavy, that kind of thing. One day had enough and knocked the **** out of one of the ****** and the rest just figured it out on their own,lol...
    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M Jun 10

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    (Sorry for no punctuation) There is this cool

    thing called fun night at my old school where the elementary students turned into middle schoolers and I went with my close friend natty Mel and Ashley when we get there is a photo booth. So after natty and I eat we decide to get a group shot. So natty goes while I eat another...
    jellybean0617 jellybean0617 13-15, T Jun 9

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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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    middle school was a nightmare.

    got picked on a lot
    Chang94 Chang94 18-21, M 3 Responses Jun 10

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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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    This is the story of one experience.

    In my freshman year of high school there was this really nice guy who sat next to me in English class. We talked sometimes and it felt like he liked me. Suddenly about two years later, he was completely different. I guess he had decided to start bullying me for no reason. I...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 30

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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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    I was always bullied

    because of my appearance. In my second elementary school (2nd grade through 3rd grade), I was bullied because I had freackles and I always alone during those years. The only people that I was close to was my two second grade teachers, mis. Putman from Kansas and Mis. Lee who was...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 10

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    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 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 10

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    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

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    Was a target... Hell I still am.

    .. It never ended only escalated
    ShadowsDie17 ShadowsDie17 16-17, T 1 Response Feb 28

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    I'm biracial, black and white.

    I grew up in and black neighborhood and just never fit in. It was always I'm too white, I talk like a white girl and they didn't want me around. I hate my nose and hair but didn't even notice until I was bullied about it. I was never beat up on mostly just made fun of. Middle...
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F Feb 28

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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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    I was verbally abused

    when I was about 9 and it lasted for two or three years, but it was specially terrible because I had no one by my side. About 15 or so would make fun of me regularly, and the rest were too afraid to even talk to me. At home I was told that I couldn't transfer to another school...
    GuadaS GuadaS 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    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 41-45, M 5 Responses Apr 24

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    i was bullied when i was a skinny nerd thrn i

    started training and get mucles... then the bulying stops
    Arnodf44 Arnodf44 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    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 1 Response Jun 12

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    I was the silent type back in the day.

    I wasn't shy, I just never really cared for engaging someone in conversation. There have been a select few bad seeds who thought I would be easy to bully but like any day, if you **** me off I'll let you know. I won't ever hurt someone though unless they attack first or if they...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Feb 21

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    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 16-17, M 4 Responses Jun 10

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