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I care because there is no reason for bullying. Everyone should be treated equally.

Emily, 13, West Virginia

When I was in elementary school I was bullied, it bothers me how people can get away with hurting someone.Words do hurt and it's time people understand that. No one has the right to tell you your Imperfect and that you need to change. You're perfect just the way you are...Don't let anyone tell you, you need to cahnge to fit in.    

Carolina, 13, FL

I feel so bad when I hear stories about kids getting bullied. No body deserves the things people say about them. It angers me when people make fun of someone for being really smart, or when they are really dumb. Even if someone annoys you sometimes doesn't mean you have to make their lives miserable! Every one is special in their own way. Everyone has feelings and everyone wants to be accepted! If you are being bullied just know that we are all out here supporting you and you don't have to feel bad. Every one is created equally. No body is superior to anybody. Theres a song that goes, "let there be peace on earth, and let it begin with me" if that was everyone's motto, imagine  how wonderful the world would be! I personally have never been a target of bullying, but I still care because NO ONE deserves to be treated badly.

Elle, 14, FL

i was bullied as a kid becuase of my adhd and depression and anxiety and i dont like seeing pople go through the same things as i did and i wanna help try and stop bullying as much as i can 

Darlene, 15, Cambridge, Ontario

I get bullied at school, and I don't like it so why should anyone else.

Ally, 12, Pennsylvania, Lancaster

I Care Because, People Should Not Feel Like They  Do Not Belong Here.

Kitana, 15, Bixby, Ok

I care. No, I was never bullied, but I have witnessed a lot of bullying. At first, I just didn't want to get involved until more and more people ganged up on her. Then, it started getting bad. She was bullies everyday and started to disconnect from her friends. She grew more and more depressed. She would never talk to me. I referred her to a guidance counselor, but she refused to go. I then later talked to the guidance counselor about what I should do to help her. The counselor called her to her office and she finally opened up about what she was feeling and how long this had been going on. I thought she was okay until she texted me saying she was going to do it. She was going to try to take her own life. I immediately got in contact with the guidance counselor about the situation and she was able to help her. The school got rid of the bullies, and she was finally able to live her life again. My advice is to tell someone, and tell them fast before its to late.

Anonymous, 15, Anonymous

I was bullied before I switched class. I know how hard it is. I cried through four years of my life. The worst part was not having any friends. No one should have to suffer through this.

Sara, 14, Sweden

I have a wonderful, big hearted grandson who has been bullied almost since he started (public) school in NY. He is now 13 years old and attends (public) school in Minnesota and the bullying continues.  He gets bullied in the school halls constantly.  If you ask him what the kids do to him, he says he just tries to push it out of his head so he doesn?t have to think about it.  I don?t really thinks that?s possible and I know that?s not a good thing to do. How can I get him to open up about it?  He recently was pushed to the ground and suffered multiple cuts and bruises to his face at the hands of a 15 year old boy .  This is not the first time that this boy has bullied him.  Once he tried to instigate a fight so that it could be put on Facebook.  This boy takes the same school bus as my grandson to a complex that his is not supposed to be living in, therefore he should not be on that bus.  My daughter and son-in-law called the police and they didn?t seem to be too helpful.  It seems the principal wasn?t very helpful either.  What are the authorities waiting for, for my grandson to end up in the hospital?  You say to tell an adult, well several adults have been told and they don?t seem to care very much. How is this supposed to make my grandson feel, other than helpless?  Which scares me because then he might never tell anyone what?s going on. My heart is breaking because am in NYC and I feel helpless.  What can I do to help stop this from continuing? Please help us.

Nathia, 51, Belle Harbor, NY

bullying hurts not just the victim but the community. stay strong honey. 
p.s. there is a kangaroo in my backyard right now, wishing you luck

Sydney, 14, Sydney, Australia

I care because everyone is entitled to their own opinions, decisions, and lifestyle choices, no matter how different they might be. The world is filled with explorers, artists, and people who are willing to step outside of the "in crowd". They should not be punished for doing what they want or what they believe in. I'm not saying you have to like it or even agree with whatever they're doing, but you should at least have the courtesy to respect them. Stop the bullying. Spend your time trying to better important things in the world, things that will matter and make our lives better. Don't waste it on trying to fix perfectly good people or trying to make someone feel like garbage because of who they are. They have enough pressures of their own. Please, help make the world a brighter place to live in and stop bullying. <3

Terryana, 15, Illinois

I feel bullying is very wrong. Everyone has feelings...right? It's sad to think someone would want to hurt human being. IF you are bing bullied...stay strong. Know that people care(: If you are a bully...STOP. 

??????, 11, ???????

When I was in junior high school, i was bullied and harassed because of my weight and my looks. My teeth weren't always perfect or white like everyone else's. I was also bullied for liking horses and anything else i liked.  It got so bad that i ended up having my parents come up to the school and my doctor to give me a medication to calm me down because i hated going. I remember one day coming home on the bus and some kid says 'oh there's a dog on the bus' meaning me. that HURT. I cried and called my best friend. the main thing was i had family who cared about me and friends. 

When you bully someone you have NO idea how badly that it hurts them. Why do you do it? To feel better about yourself? To make others feel inferior? either way bullying has to STOP. Its horrible and not right. More people need to get involved in this and end bullying once and for all because this causes real damage to people and it HURTS them. Words really do hurt. i'm 33 now, and let me tell you.  i dont miss those bullies in school. HS was awesome. i loved it and had a lot of friends. If you feel you're being bullied/harassed, tell your parents immediately. if you get depressed, also get help. remember there are people that love you and there's nothing wrong with YOU.

Jennifer, 33, Staten Island, NY

I care because as a kid, I was very quiet and shy.  Because of this, I think people took advantage and bullied me.  As I'm older and have kids of my own, he tells me stories of how cruel kids can sometimes be.  I think this is a very common thing.  He stands up for himself but that doesn't mean the comments do not hurt him.  

Stephanie, 39, Minnesota

I was bullied a lot before highschool, by someone who I thought was my friend. I didnt have anyone to stand by me while being teased, I didnt have a friend to comfort me. I use to cut, and I contemplated suicide, and attempted it, twice. After I got out of middle school, I left my bully "friend" behind. I realized how much I would've missed if I committed suicide. I would have never of met my real friends and I would have devestated my parents. I have been through so much teasing, and it hurts me so much to see other people being bullied, especially to the point of feeling theres no way out except to take your own life. That is why I care

Allison, 16, NY

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