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  • Mishka

    All my life, people treated me different because of my skin color. Calling me names like "Chinese Chicken Nugget" or "Chopstick". I hated it, but I never showed it. I missed my parents when they called me names. I have never met my parents and I cry at night because I always thought I did something wrong. I was fat and weird and I don't know but everyone targets me. It got so bad I was ready to die. No one understood me. I felt so alone. I couldn't take it. I cut myself and I was afraid to change for gym. I got in a fight and lost my friends because I was afraid they didn't like me anymore. The fight lasted months, who I thought were my friends ditched me. Always whispering about me. Telling me they cried in front of their parents. They don't even know what it feels like. To not have your parents their for your first day of school. To meet your first friends. To hear your first words. They lived their whole lives with their parents, and I don't even know who mine are. It makes me mad when kids at my school talk about their families and I don't know who mine is. Thanks for reading this.
  • Ellen

    It started my sophomore year when I was 16. I had been attending a performing arts high school, but became very sick and had to switch to a regular high school. I knew only a few people, but made friends very quickly. I started talking to a boy that was a year older than me, and that was probably the worst thing to ever happen to me. His group of friends started tweeting mean things about me, and he just stopped talking to me. Everyone kept saying that it would just blow over, but it only got worse. My closest group of friends were guys, which didn't help anything. There were rumors that I hooked up with the entire hockey team, that I had sex with 4 boys in one night, the list went on and on. Everyone called me the slut. The girls in my grade stopped talking to me, rather than sticking up for me, in fear that they would be treated the same way. I completely shut down. I didn't try in school, I didn't communicate with my parents, I didn't hang out with anyone. And from there it only got worse. People said I was a "thirsty bitch" and a "puck slut" and that I "transferred schools because I had gone through all of the guys at my old school". Then, the night before the last day of school, my school has a tradition where everyone goes out to egg each other's houses. My house was targeted by everyone. Only, they took it to the extreme. They had eggs, paintballs, and I later found out that they were planning on burning "slut" into my yard. Someone drove by and saw me outside; they called me a "f*cking slut". Then all of a sudden about 6 cars full of people pulled up to my house. Things along the lines of "let's f*ck this bitches house up" were being said. Thank God they all got scared when they saw me and my parents outside. We called the cops and the cops stayed outside my house the rest of the night to make sure they didn't come back. On the last day of school, the upperclassmen lined the sidewalks as we walked in. They cheered for everyone. And then when I walked through I got booed. The teachers outside didn't do anything. People started tweeting at me saying I was a bitch and what not. Girls were looking for me supposedly so they could start a fight with me. A total of maybe 3 people talked to me that day. I was numb. I didn't cry once that day. I didn't eat. I didn't pay attention in class. I was ready to give up. And if it weren't for the boy who came over and apologized, who is now my absolute best friend, I wouldn't be able to tell this story today. I confronted many people about everything. Some apologize, some still act like I'm worthless, and some act like it never happened. I pray to God that no one ever gets treated the way I did. That no one ever feels as worthless as I did. I'm sick of my school not doing anything. I want to help Stomp Out Bullying.
  • 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!!
  • Matthew

    I recently found this amazing organization through a school project on how social media can help support human rights. I chose your organization because I felt it really helps make a difference, not only to educate about bullying, but to prevent it in many ways. This last spring I saw one of the most terrible effects of bullying that I felt was necessary to discuss. My best friend since First Grade's brother was bullied and took his own life at just 13. He was an amazing boy and had so much ahead of him. Ever since this experience I can honestly say I am doing everything I can to help stop anything like this in the future!
  • Rae

    It all started in 7th grade. I joined my school's golf team and my tormenter joined with me. I thought that would be my one thing where I could get away but I was sorely wrong. She would slam me into walls, slap me, punch me, call me all sorts of awful things, and she even threatened to beat me with golf clubs. As we were the only two girls on the team she turned my afternoons into a nightmare. After a while she even started chasing after my twin sister and abusing her. My self-confidence plummeted and I became anorexic and I still struggle with anorexia to this day. The years went by and the bullying continued. I quit the golf team to get away from her but that hasn't stopped anything. She follows me like a puppy if she finds me. I have no privacy with her around. Just recently I was slammed into a locker, pinned to the lockers, and clawed. She also punched me in the back of the head this morning. All of this because I stood up to her. She controls my sister as she will not stand up. She blames me for all of this and told me that I should quit letting this girl run my life. It's not easy to stand up and tell her to back off or stop, but I have. It always ends with more suffering on my end. The adults in the school system do nothing. They just shrug it off or tell the girl to stop. I was being brutally kicked and clawed at during my history class and nothing was done even though I raised my voice at the girl who would not stop. I'm sick of everything she calls me, says to me, and does to me. I've started ignoring her and standing up for myself. It's brutal but the attacks are becoming a little less consistent than they used to be. I know my sister and I are not her only victims. I want to end by saying if you witness something stand up and help the victim. I have wished for that so many times. If you are a victim and you see this stand up, use your voice, and get help. It won't be easy but it will be worth it. If you are a bully and you see this I really hope you look back, stop, and apologize. There is no excuse for treating people like this. I have seen and heard of many varying cases of bullying but the one thing they all have in common is making the victim feel helpless. We are not helpless but we could use a hand. Just stand up, speak out, and stop this. Honestly it's ridiculous that someone will make another human being feel so low.