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I Was a Target For Bullying When I Was Young

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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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    So for those of you who read my earlier story.

    .. I wanted to post again and let yall know I'm doing a lot better . I've felt a lot better about myself and I don't hate myself anymore . Thanks to all of you who told me everything was gonna be okay and all the things the bullies said were wrong ... So I just wanted to say...
    Lala1177 Lala1177 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2013

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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 dont know how many of you have watched this.

    I found this sometime early in 2013. I didn't think of posting it until now. Anyway, this video is worth the watch. I freaking increase global warming when I watch it for the first couple of months. Now, I listen to it when I am sad and personally it acts as a type of...
    xueh xueh 18-21, F Jan 8

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    Nothing can convince you

    that you're worthless like being bullied... You begin to stop believing you're strong because you're too weak to fight back, you stop thinking you have a choice because there is no choice but to get beat up, you stop being happy because it doesn't last, and then you eventually...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 2 Responses May 23

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    Yeah when I was like in 6th grade

    and once 7th grade hit I couldn't handle it anymore so once I saw the 3 dude I jus push one and the other two held me but I kicked one in the knee and he fell and the other I threw a fist in the temple and he blacked out and with the main guy who started this was still on the...
    1Lov3gummiwormz 1Lov3gummiwormz 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    Complete Crap

    if i had a penny for every time someone told me to "just ignore them, they'll get bored and leave you alone eventually," I would be a rich woman.  and that statement is utter and complete crap! the more you ignore a bully, the more they try to get your attention...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2007

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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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    High School Was A Living Hell

    Hey everyone. I don't know how to begin, but I guess I have to start somewhere. I joined because I've had a lot of trouble with my past lately - nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks when things remind me of the experiences, and I figured this was as good a place to begin as any...
    SlayerOfMen SlayerOfMen 18-21 3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Children & Teachers Can Be So Mean

    Yes, when I was young I was a target for bullies.  I hate them and when I got bigger (I'm 6'0) I stopped letting it bother me.  But in school was the worst.  I love to read, however, I can't read out loud.  I get so nervous and start to shake.  My 2nd...
    beaglewoman beaglewoman 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 2, 2008

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    I was always named after bad names ,

    that when i hear them now i hate them , everybody hated me , i always had fights . I was bullyed over the three years .
    Alexandra129 Alexandra129 18-21, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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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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    When I Was In School

    I would always get picked on cause I CAN'T READ. But when I got to a new school I was the NEW KID. First I was at the top of the food chain. Then when I was called on for reading a simple paragraph I couldn't even get through the first sentence. then bumped down way below the...
    RBA1224 RBA1224 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    Too Different

    when i was little ( even now) i got picked on a lot because they saw me as weird. i was never good enough no matter what i did. i tried to fit in once and wear what everyone else was wearing. but still i was too different. ii was called ugly, i was called stupid, i was called...
    enemyinthemirror enemyinthemirror 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 10, 2011

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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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    Yes my mother bullied me thruh my life.

    Unfortunatelly i probably didnt looked happy in my life, so i never found frends and love. I felt like i was worth nothing. I wasnt really bullied at school, i was there just ignored and it hurts even more then bullying. I was hurt from my female boss once and was bullied from...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F Apr 10

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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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    Well, when I was on the 4th grade,

    I was really fat. They called me a pig, etc. And then I have this crush on a guy named Joseph (not his real name), and he saw me even when I was fat, he's on the basketball team, he's really good looking (all of the girls like him--even older ones) but he's too scared to defend...
    xJesuslivesx xJesuslivesx 13-15, F May 13

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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 6 days ago

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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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    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 Still Am...

    Hmm...well, I'm still pretty young, comparatively, and I'm definitely still a target for bullying. I'm a pretty easy target because I'm already self-conscious and I'm a total freak compared to the other kids my age. I get called emo goth poser punk freak loser loner...
    forgetmyname forgetmyname 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 6, 2008

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    Fat Kid...

    Yep... I was the fat kid who was afraid of falling downstairs (After a horrifying expirience at age four in which my back has never recovered fully). I was a target for bullying until I learned how to defeat them. Because I was so much bigger and more verbally intelligent than...
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 24, 2007

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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 3 days ago

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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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    This is my first "experience" post on this

    website. I've tried others, but I was looking for people who could be my friends and not just comment on my posts. I'm in highschool right now and was bullied extremely through 8th grade - end of 9th grade. Can I talk to someone in a message or something about the experience...
    cliffgrey cliffgrey 16-17, M 3 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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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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    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 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 11

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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 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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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    Bullying

    Last month I saw this 5th grader in my school getting bullied I heard he's home schooled now but I feel bad now cause I didn't tell anybody and I know how he felt because I got bullied in 4th grade my teacher used to tell me it got better but i really didn't care about other kids...
    Lizebeth92813 Lizebeth92813 13-15, F Nov 20, 2013

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    My Turn Now!

    i was always picked on when i was young as i was very skinny and tall for my age so every one picked on me and beat me up. i hated school cuz every day some one wanted to beat me up and most days they did.i was 5foot 6 when i was 10 years old but only weighed 90 pounds. this all...
    bigbear7900 bigbear7900 51-55, M May 21, 2011

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    I remember before I was 11,

    I lived in a white neighborhood. I was so happy. I had a normal happy childhood until I moved to a black neighborhood in the fifth grade. During my 5th grade year, there was this boy name R. R started constantly calling me monkey and singing this Monkey rant towards me. He...
    peacefullover peacefullover 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 21

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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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    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 got bullied so badly

    for being "fat". And I was not an obese kid, I was just slightly chunky. It was awful and I truly hate seeing people getting bullied. When I was younger I had to be friends with people who made fun of me so I would not eat lunch alone, I threw away my lunch if someone called me...
    GirlOfTowers GirlOfTowers 18-21, F Jan 28

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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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response May 23

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    Humiliated Badly In Highschool

    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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    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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    Struggles

    I was I only eleven when it began. The turmoil, the isolation, the rejection. When I was eleven, Primary Five, people began to notice that I would hum tunes while working on something difficult. And that I start singing nursery rhymes softly when it gets REALLY tough. Sometimes...
    KyokoSora KyokoSora 13-15, F May 23, 2013

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    When I was in 1st grade my

    so called best friend spread rumors about me which almost everyone in the school believed and they started hating me and bullying me cuz of that Funny thing is, the rumor was that I take medications that makes me smart( I don't. -_-) ... But that rude 'best friend' of mine made...
    Sirey Sirey 18-21, F 1 Response May 23

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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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    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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    So I did what I thought I could.

    I started to take notice to a few stories online, about girls getting bullied then them becoming 'Matryoshkas'. So I looked up the hoodie, and the make up, and wore it to school. I got picked on a lot for it until I started to do the dance for my class at indoor recess. It...
    CreepypastaBeliever CreepypastaBeliever 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Yes...it's true...I was.

    Only cuz I had black hair and I listened to heavy metal and screamo music! People would always call me a freak and an attention wore! And then all my best friends were guys, apparently girls and guys can't me just friends!!!! Then all the "popular" girls would tell stuff about...
    AlliTheUndead AlliTheUndead 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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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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    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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    I was bullied by a friend name M________ .

    He mentally torture me in many way . My life is in pain . He's such a mendacious person and we thought we were friends . I never thought this would happen but he end up backstabbing and bully me . He mentally bullied me , called me names and make me feel insecure . We were...
    bryanthan bryanthan 13-15, M 2 Responses Mar 13

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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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