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I Was a Target For Bullying When I Was Young

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Is Death An Option!!!? NO

    i heared people say is death an option? i didnt really get it, until i was in 6th grade. heres my story!!! but if i miss spell im sorry! when i was in 6th grade i started to feel the pain of words. it didnt feel good at all, being called a ****, ***** and a **** everyday. you...
    cassieboohbear12 cassieboohbear12 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18, 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 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 24, 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 5 Responses Nov 4, 2013

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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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    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...
    dst68 dst68 66-70, M 15 Responses May 6, 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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    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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    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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    People=****

    People are really ***** and hard to trust, when i was young I was bullied because i had big glasses and they called me ET, on 5 grade it got better until 7 grade when i started hanging whith the popular ones, I used to like, just to realise, sometime after they where just using...
    mokkx mokkx 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 28, 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 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Broken Marionette

    Bullying doesn't mean being beaten up or had pranks played on. Bullying is something done with the intention of humiliating you, to look down on you, to make you feel like you are the dirt on their shoes. Before 4: My cousins bullies me. They call me names and pinched me when...
    xueh xueh 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 19, 2013

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    I Was The Bully

    When I was in school, I bullied other students. The guilt has followed me for years - so much so that I have tried to get schools to do something about the bullying that's going on. Google "Bully Neutralizer" and check out all of the resources I have produced for schools so that...
    newteacherhelp newteacherhelp 46-50 Sep 4, 2013

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    My Story

    So im not very social and .. I really dont know how to say this but ill try. I'm a teenager just living my life :D i was bullied a lot in school and in high school and i didnt stand for myself as i dont think they are worth it. some of them would give in and in the end be my...
    ms95 ms95 18-21, M Jun 17, 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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    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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    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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    Amazing Anti-bullying Message From Up And Coming Artists!!!

    My name is Rick Barron I am twenty years old and I Have been working on anti bullying campaigns for about a year and a half now. I recently discovered through a friend this incredible video of a musical artist CJ Holland who was bullied as a child and felt the need to do a song...
    Rickbarron Rickbarron 18-21, M Aug 24, 2013

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    The After-Effects

    The most lingering after effect of bullying, I find after twenty years, is an inability to believe in my own emotions. When I'm sad, or angry, or happy about something, there is still a lingering feeling that these feelings aren't valid, or real, or worthy of attention. I feel...
    dukeofurl dukeofurl 41-45, M 2 Responses May 11, 2013

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    Again

    I have once again been called a stuck up *****. It was fine when they said stuff behind my back or the few times they say it to my face. I hoped it wouldn't get physical like in middle school, but I was wrong. One of them kicked my thigh and I walked around for half of the day...
    abnormalhuman abnormalhuman 16-17, F Apr 22, 2013

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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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    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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    Getting Bullied... Not A Great Thing

    I was the target back in middle school, idk why everyone decided to **** with me. But they did, usually in the end i ended up beating the sh!t out of them lol, after that they didn't dare talk to me or even look at me.
    Tman456789 Tman456789 16-17, M Jun 24, 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    It Just Happens I Guess

    In middle school around 3 boys started picking on me. It is not as bad as other people's stories. It was a small town so they couldn't do anything big without people knowing. They just said some mean stuff. Called me *****, and my friends fat lesbians. They triped me in the halls...
    abnormalhuman abnormalhuman 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2013

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    Why Me?!?

    I'm a senior now and this happened last year my junior year and the girl bullied me way to far. She started calling me names and spreading rumors that I never did. So I decided to go to councilor a and come forward that I wanted to commit suicide. Luckily I didn't. I was so hurt...
    stephypoo51295 stephypoo51295 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Nicole

    Nicole was my best friend in kindergarten all the way to middle school (we'll still friends, but she moved). Nicole was the little girl who was always getting picked on. She had a weird color of hair, was half blind, and walked with a limp because she just got her cast off. She...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2013

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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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    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 1 Response May 23, 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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    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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    No Voice

    Sometimes even at my age I still feel like I have no voice at all. The effects of bullying however minor or major the experience may be, can echo throughout the rest of your life. Now this has been over 12 years ago now but in high school one moment in particular stood out for me...
    FightingToSwIm FightingToSwIm 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 14, 2013

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    A lot of the time when someone says. I love you or care for you. I will be there for you. When it comes down to the real deal. There's normally an unspoken condition, only when its...
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    I was always the different one. i sat on the curb everyday with no-one. i turned to music no end. i now have no civilisation. How Do I Get Over My Bullying Experience?
    BrokenToWarrior BrokenToWarrior 18-21, M Mar 25

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