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  • Tiffany Ashley

    I was bullied in elementary school and in middle school because of my weight and how I look. Kids would laugh and point, make fun of what I wore. Seventh grade I changed… all I wore was dark clothes and hoodies. My hair that was down to my mid back was cut up to my ears, I started wearing tons of makeup to hide “the ugliness”. I had finally had enough and was looking for an escape, I started cutting myself when I was 12 years old, I drifted away from my family, I popped pills, and eventually tried to kill myself. Obviously I failed. Again in high school I changed but for the better for myself. I did become cold towards people, I trusted no one, I was stuck up, and all I did was my work then leave. I had one friend through this all and he watched and kept me going through it all taught me how to stand up for myself. Last year my junior year in high school my baby sister was being bullied and I guess that just would not do because I then was bullied by the mother of the child who was bullying my sister. I took it to the principal of my school he just dismissed it, In a way he bullied me also because later that day he called me to the office and yelled at me asking what I had said to those girls, when I said I had not even seen them he told me if he got another complaint I would be taken out in handcuffs. This year I was a victim of cyber bullying, I received messages from a girl telling me to kill myself the world would be better off and calling me names. That night a friend of mine sent me a picture of some texts. It was the girl bragging that she had made a fake account and told me to do that. I took that to my principal and he just dismissed it once again. Bullying in my school has become a normal thing and it makes me sick!! The principals and teachers just over look it. This is my last year at that school before I graduate and I plan to change the bullying problem.
  • Goldie Merrell

    From 1st grade till I graduated high school... I was bullied. I was called terrible names, such as: untouchable, dog face, ugly duckling. You see I still have a bacteria in my body that causes cysts and boils. As a result I had them all over my face, chest, back and arms. I was called the untouchable. The last day of my Senior year of high school I was given a grocery bag full of coupons for soap and shampoo to get myself 'clean'. I never went to prom, homecoming or any high school dance. I let myself believe the names that I was called... Untouchable... I believed that long after high school. Here is thing I put my self value at those names. BUT IF YOU'RE BEING BULLIED AND BEING CALLED NAMES: DON'T BELIEVE THEM FOR A SECOND. YOU ARE WORTH SO MUCH MORE. YOU ARE A CHILD OF GOD. Believe it and know it. It took me so long to really believe that I wasn't the UNTOUCHABLE. I am amazing and I can conquer any obstacle that comes my way. If you're being bullied repeat this to yourself EVERYDAY: No matter how bad it is... Or how bad it'll get- I'M GOING TO MAKE IT.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Tamera

    I want bullying to stop at all levels, it must start at home! Parents must pay attention to their children, schools must put a stop to it at once! Bus drivers need to pay more attention, or at least have two adults on the bus so the drive to and from school is safe. My daughter has been bullied at school and via "My Space" - she ended up in the hospital, she is fine now and perhaps stronger from the experience. Kids, please remember, these bullies are cowards, THEY are the weak ones, NOT you!!!