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I Was a Target For Bullying When I Was Young

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    Mainly because I was mildly autistic.

    I was bullied by older boys who were much taller then me. My life was already made hell by my stepfather, I do not need to be disgruntled even further.
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M Nov 22, 2014

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    Why me i don,t know but my life is destroying

    because of bad people that bullied me and make fun of me
    alexandru1990 alexandru1990 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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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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    They eventually stopped

    when my dad taught me how to break noses.
    joelle10 joelle10 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 4, 2014

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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 2 Responses Oct 5, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    In high school I was bullied a lot.

    I had the verbal abuse. But also I was put on a pinic table in my chair so I couldn't get down. I had my wheels randomly taken off at time. I was locked to a pole with a bicycle lock on several occasions.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 day ago

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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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    okay...here's a tale.

    I took some education tests in the Fifth Grade In the sixth grade, I had an unstable time, moving from school to school, exploring the different educational options available.(I was testin off their charts they theorized sophmore-junior in college levels in languages and...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 17, 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 was 8 when it all started.

    Mostly for my color because everyone here in this town is white.. But then it got worse for my weight and teeth. Then it went to name calling and threatening. So I am very uncomfortable with myself and get mad at people who comment positive things about myself. Why? Because I...
    janaeBoo janaeBoo 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 am a lonely kid when I was young.

    I don't have siblings, or live together with my parents. Nobody knew how lonely I felt during my childhood days. I craved to be loved by anybody. In school, I was mocked and insulted frequently by schoolmates that always ride with me in the same school bus. My journey to school...
    Dlyz Dlyz 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    My story is too long.

    .. so message me if you are interested in knowing. It won't be pretty though.
    mentalgirl96 mentalgirl96 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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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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    Life all those people struggling with this,

    just remember the reason the have to be such a gigantic ****, is to compensate for the one they don't have
    thisISalessa thisISalessa 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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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    Someone is bullying me right now

    and is threateningly beat me up but I got away both times 😭😭 im soo scared right now I hate my life I wanna kill myself...
    Tacoxbri Tacoxbri 16-17, F 6 Responses Oct 22, 2014

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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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    "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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    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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    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, 2014

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    I've been bullied for 6 years.

    My parents only knew that something bad was happening but didn't make a move. Now, even though I don't get bullied, I'm still scared. A couple of days ago I had a fight with my ex and she's the type of the person that doesn't mind physically abusing other people which is...
    xthefallenx xthefallenx 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 6

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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, 2014

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    I was bullied badly..

    .. I can't change it but I cN forgive and move on.
    dashuria dashuria 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 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 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, 2014

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    bully through elementary

    and middle school thats when i got sick of it became an ******* towards people and friends i wanted to fit in then started to get in trouble. started to bully people back things,but noe getting years older out of hs and into the real world,realize that it isnt worth it anymore...
    tones714677 tones714677 22-25, M Dec 18, 2014

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    I was bullied mercilessly

    when young. I'm an American and was raised in a military family, we moved around. I was bullied during middle school, even in high school. I spent half my youth overseas because of my father; but I have hate issues to this day about living in America. I think it was the...
    EvansBlue EvansBlue 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 14

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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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    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 13-15, F 23 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Bars & Melody - Simon Cowell's Golden Buzzer

    act ?: http://youtu.be/g3Rf5qDuq7M everyone watch this
    NASCAR87 NASCAR87 26-30, M Jan 18

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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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    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, 2014

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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 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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    In elementary school I had really ****** up

    teeth, I was kinda chubby, I went through puberty in like 5th grade so I was tall and pimply and I didnt know how to use hair product yet so I had this gnarly frizzy hair. On top of that I had glasses and was super nerdy- I read all the time and always raised my hand in class. I...
    crookedteethteen crookedteethteen 13-15, F Nov 18, 2014

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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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    Oh I sure do remember my bully

    when I was around 5 year old. He crushed my heart every single day until the end of the school year. I remember I wouldnt let go from my mum and cried st the same time. When we started the new school year (when I was 6) the bully who bullied me for days seemed to have...
    MrIndeed MrIndeed 13-15, M Oct 28, 2014

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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, M 3 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    I never realized it till I was older,

    which is actually pretty funny. One time a kid kicked me down the steps whilst getting off of the bus, threw my glasses out the windows on the bus, and that guy also punched me. In fourth grade the popular girls kicked me out of their group and started to talk about me to other...
    StrawBracelet StrawBracelet 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    And I still am... :( it is hard

    but always remember they r just jealous
    Alexlovesmusic Alexlovesmusic 13-15, F 4 Responses Oct 26, 2014

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    I was physically bullied in 3rd,

    4th,5th, and 6th grade. I have been mentally bullied all my life. I mean I've tried to fit in more than once but it doesn't work. Most of the physical harm done to me was because of my weight. I weighed 120 in fourth grade. I got into sports and lost almost all my weight. In 6th...
    Pinkaboo168 Pinkaboo168 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 17, 2014

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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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    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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    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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