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I Was a Target For Bullying When I Was Young

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    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

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    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 18-21, M Nov 3, 2015

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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 4, 2015

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    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

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 13, 2015

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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...
    AfterFall AfterFall 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 22, 2015

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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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    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 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 12, 2015

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    I have been a victim of bullying ever

    since Nursery. Cyber, vocal and physical. The worst (physically) was when a girl everyone used to grab a handful of my hair and wack my head into a brick wall repeatedly. I was bullied by her all through primary school and high school and as you can guess, the bullying got...
    SamKatochirika SamKatochirika 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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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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    I was bullied a lot but all

    that made me stronger...
    beautybeyondforever beautybeyondforever 18-21, F Nov 3, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 3, 2015

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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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    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 4 Responses Apr 30, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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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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    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...
    theguywiththeredhair theguywiththeredhair 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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    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

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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, 2015

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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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'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 6 Responses Jul 19, 2015

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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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    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 26-30 3 Responses Aug 14, 2008

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    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 13-15, M Dec 14, 2015

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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 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    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 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    i was bullied so much

    as a kid in school they bullied me because i have special needs i was bullied from age 6 too age 11
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 5 Responses Jan 26

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    If u r a target of bullying then listen

    and watch Ronan Parkes Defined https://youtu.be/ahLbQWAWYoc
    Robbie1221 Robbie1221 16-17, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2015

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    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 5 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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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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    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 26-30 Nov 3, 2015

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    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 18-21, F 15 Responses Feb 1, 2015

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    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

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    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

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    I have to tell you, I love you all.

    ..even though you might not feel the same about me, which is ok,.. but I know how horrible bullying is, it's so awful and I am definitely a changed person because of it, there's stuff that I can't even talk about
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2015

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    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

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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 3 Responses Apr 13, 2013

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    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

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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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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, 2015

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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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