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I Was a Target For Bullying When I Was Young

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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 remember a time in early school

    where I a group of at least three people just jumped on me and started hitting me, to this day I don't know how the hell I got them off me..and teacher/principal(!), where the hell were you?!?!
    wrestlingwithhope wrestlingwithhope 41-45, M Jul 6

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    Two girls used to just call me names daily on

    the whole bus ride home. It affected me for a very long time. Bullying disgusts me.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5

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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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    I think I brought it on myself a lot,

    I was weird, when everyone was talking this one time I asked the teacher to ask my fellow pupils to keep it down, mainly because I couldn't do anything but stare blankly into space... But even before that I was being made fun of by everyone and never knew how to handle it, at...
    VerticalCirrus VerticalCirrus 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 16

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    from what i can remember i never fit in i

    always was an outcast the main reason was my red hair and allso the fact that me dad has a company and from the first grade a lot of childer use to tease me about me rad hair atleast they have to say something when they walk by and it also was hard to make friends they usually...
    HelenSiren HelenSiren 18-21, F Jul 5

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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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    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 bullied all my life.

    .. I lived online a lot... If anyone needs to talk about something in they life I'll always be here for you <3
    MilkyCowCow MilkyCowCow 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Ridingtonewyork Ridingtonewyork 16-17, F 15 Responses Feb 1

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    I am always judged by how I look

    and where I'm from and its hard for me to make friends, people are mean to me because I suck at sports and I'm a boy/male whatever, so I'm afraid to do team sports because I might get shunned by the other people. Ive never had confidence in my self because of this.
    Haloteam4 Haloteam4 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    When I was younger I had poor social skills

    and thrift store clothes, so I was, at one point, shunned by my entire class. It really shaped me as a person.
    crystalmethane crystalmethane 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    My "friends" physically bullied me in 4th grade

    because I was "too perfect". It was awful. I can't believe I let them treat me so poorly. I've also been the victim of mean verbal jabs.
    aliadele aliadele 16-17, F Aug 9

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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

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    I was different, which was a curse then.

    Now, I know it is a blessing.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 11

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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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    Though the people who bullied me are

    now either dropouts, fat, not as attractive as they were, or on their second child struggling to support themselves. Treat people with kindness no matter how poorly they treat you because what goes around comes right back around.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    When I was at secondary school I was bullied

    badly because of my disability. One girl throw a basket ball in my face and I was told by my doctor that I was lucky she didn't brake my nose. Because she throw it that hard. No one deserves to be discriminated against.
    VolunteerMouse VolunteerMouse 22-25, F Jul 5

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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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    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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    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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    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 short, chunky,

    and ugly. So of course I was always bullied and in middle school it was the worst, but I remembered when my sister told me to do something about it or don't do nothing at all. She said if I'm going to do something, then I need to stand up for myself and if I do nothing, then act...
    AnnisaMycole AnnisaMycole 22-25, F Jul 6

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    I was since all my life,

    pepole laugh of me cause of my eye, at jr high a girl even hit me and she allways hurted my hand or head so i finished at the hospital like 5 times that school year.
    antomg1 antomg1 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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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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    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 had really crooked teeth

    and my mom didn't have enough money to buy me new shoes and clothes
    felicitydunlap felicitydunlap 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I am still a target for bullying

    because I am gay, and I don't even understand why people find it wrong, please one if you haters comment because I want to know I mean its not your love its ours
    loneleyboy loneleyboy 13-15, M Jul 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, 2014

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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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    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 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...
    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 22

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    second grade all the way to 11th.

    I don't give a **** no more about people's opinions.
    DarkDerpy DarkDerpy 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    I have been using glasses

    since I was 6 years old. My teeth weren't perfect. And I'm a geeky anime & videogame fan. So I was a perfect target to those guys at school. They were always saying mean things to me. I have always standed it , just trying to laugh and brush it off. But it got worse with the...
    ChubbyFox ChubbyFox 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 11

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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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    Am only 5 foot 4 inches

    and have been bullied all my life about. I usually just laugh it off but there is only so much jokes u can take.
    jonnymowat jonnymowat 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 6

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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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    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...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F Jul 3

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    Because I was small and white,

    I went to a Black & Hispanic school. I was physically bullied until I was in 7th Grade, when I was so tall that I made some of my former bullies pee themselves. I was about 7 feet tall at the time, and I got friends. Though I was bullied, which damaged some of my personality.
    SecretDise SecretDise 41-45, M Jul 6

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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'm 14 and I have been bullied by my older step

    brother and his friends. it would be everyday at school and on the bus going to and from school. he would always be nice to me at home but something just snaps in him when he's with his friends. luckily, he doesn't live with me anymore and I dont see his friends anymore.
    bpc2415 bpc2415 13-15, F Jul 31

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    Everyone gotten bullied one time in their life.

    Even bullies got bullied by someone bigger then them.
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    hopelove24 hopelove24 22-25, M 4 Responses Aug 26

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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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    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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    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