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  • Ashley

    I grew up in a house with young parents and no money. Both turned to bad things. I changed schools a lot. I grew up depressed and lonely. I started surrounding myself around a small group of friends. Middle school came around, and those friendships broke off. I got bullied a lot for wearing sweatshirts from the bruises I was being given on a daily basis. Obviously no one knew. I didn't belong at home, but I didn't belong at school. I was always so sad, and didn't want to live anymore. High school came around and it got no better, until Junior year. I got a job, worked out a lot, and focused hard in school because that was always something I was good at along with raising my little brother. MY mom was eventually diagnosed with cancer, and that got hard. Relationships fell apart, and it was hard to trust people. I'm doing better now. Still working on who I am, but being bullied didn't stop me. Don't give up. Whatever you do... DON'T LET THEM WIN! Fight. Be you. In the end, it's your life. Live it right. Prove the ones that doubt you wrong. You're worth more than you may think. Read more »
  • Eden

    Bullying has affected me since I was a little kid. Name calling, teasing, I've heard it all. I decided -- ENOUGH. I will not let it get to me. So happy I found Stomp Out Bullying who has given me a new perspective on how to handle the bullying. I used information from their web site and applied it to my bullies. Guess what? I'm not being bullied anymore. I am here to tell you that you can Stomp Out Bullying Too!! Read more »
  • Jaszmin deFreitas

    To all of you that have been bullied I want to say I'm sorry. I was that girl that bullied others without thinking twice about how I made others feel. Over ten years later I still remember some of the people I tormented and truly regret my actions. I was part of the stereotypical "mean girl" group. Despite what others may have believed I had absolutely no confidence in myself. I believed the only way for me to fit in was to be cruel to others. I made a lot of mistakes. I don't even speak with all the people I tried to impress back then. My actions were based on my lack of confidence. The people I bullied were good people that never deserved what they went through. All of you being bullied today do not deserve it either. Remember that the people doing this to you may be doing what they do because they don't have the strength to say they won't participate. The people I picked on were stronger individuals then I was. They were able to endure it all and still succeed in life. Where as I didn't even have the strength to tell my "friends" that I thought our actions were wrong. To all of you being bullied today remember that you are the strong ones. You have far more inner strength than those picking on you. As a former bully I promise you that. Read more »
  • Hayley

    As a sixth grader I was a bully. Beating people up saying mean things to everyone. Then I changed. I saw a girl in the bathroom cutting herself because of something I said. I knew then it had to stop. After that the rules got reversed. Everyone started bullying me and they still are 4 years later. I have been a cutter for three years and very suicidal. I am getting better but its still hard. I don't want anyone getting beaten up, called names, have rumors spread about them or be cyberbullied like I am. Every one needs to take a stand because its not right at all. Read more »
  • Brandy

    My first experience with being bullied was when I was in the first grade. I went to this daycare center with different age groups and I went to say hi to a couple people. After I said hi, this older kid grabbed me by my wrist and angrily shook it then slammed it down all because I said hi. I was scared for my life. Through out grade school I would come across bullies who would threaten to break my glasses, laugh at me, play cruel jokes and start rumors about me. I believed what the bullies thought of me and by the way they treated me. I felt worthless and not good enough. I would fake stomach aches so I can stay home from school. I never told my mom. I wanted to pretend everything was fine when it wasn't. It was in jr high when I would get slapped because I tried to stop someone for taking my backpack. I felt violated once again. My mom had seen it and we went straight to the principal. High school was difficult. I was the new kid hoping to be accepted by my classmates. Some of my classmates gave me a hard time and made fun of my shyness. They said, Oh I"ll just talk for you,. My message to those who are suffering is never let the bullies make you feel bad for being yourself. You are good enough, worthy enough, smart enough. You are enough. don't be afraid to ask for help. People will listen. I hear your pain and I'm on your side fighting this battle with you. You are special. Read more »
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