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My best friend was bullied because a boy in my grade spread a rumor she was lesbian. Not only was it mean to her to bully her, but it was also mean because they said it like being gay was a bad thing. She didn't want anyone to know, and she was a bystander to herself for a long time. From that it got worse, until me and my friend stepped in, and I've learned to never be a bystander. 

Jessi, 12, Massachusetts

i was bullied in 8th grade and now i have a lot of kids sticking up for me. especially my friends i never told anybody but my friends did and i went to the police.
i will recomend you going to a teacher or councler or teacher.

david scot, 16, new york groton

I remember being bullied through grade school and High school and always feeling alone. I never knew who my real friends are and who i could trust. I always felt like people who were not bullying me openly pushing me against walls or calling me names were talking about me behind my back and most of the time I was right. Being bullied affected my friendships today not being able to trust anyone and now i don`t let anyone close to me because i don`t want to go through pain again all of this came from being bullied. I don`t want anyone to go through this kids should be able to not worry about who`s talking about them and i hope one day they never will.

Justin, 18, Pennsylvania

There is enoght violence in the world.

Nadia, 19, Boston

Bullying should not be tolerated under any circumstances, it's time to put an end to it and start saving people's lives.

Morgan, 17, NV

First grade through fourth grade I was bullied and everyday I came home crying my eyes out. My mom and the school didn't believe me, but one day my mom saw it happen. She tried to get the school involved but they wouldn't so she pulled me out of private school and put me in public school. I'm still bullied sometimes but it's not as bad as it was. I have a lot of friends now. No one believed me at first and it was horrible. I feel for everyone whose being or been bullied. Every time you see someone being bullied, Help. Even if you don't like the person, you need to stand up. Would you want to be bullied every day of your life and no one stand up or help you? Think about it.

Maggie, 16, Arkansas

I'm bullied at my school. The feeling of people throwing comments at you or hit you, beat you or just ignore you, its making people sad. My whole life I was and still am bullied, I have changed school 3 times now and just can't come to a place where it isn't going on. You can't come to a place, school, country where there's no bulling, people don't know how big the consensuses from bulling is, they don't know how it feels or actually just what it is since they never self has experienced it. It's sad to see how society is today and what they all can do.

Anne Mette, 14, Denmark

You shouldn't have to worry about getting hurt or teased at school or anywhere. We are told by administrators and teachers that school is a safe environment, but it sometimes isn't. I've been bullied constantly, which, for a long time, had an effect on my school work. 

Joy, 15, md

I get bullied. It's painful to know that other students at school are only focusing on my flaws. Sometimes I even end up hating going to school because I start thinking something terrible is going to happen to me.

jenna, 13, IL

me and 1 of my best friend had got bullyed before it was hard to even think about coming to school every day.

jalynne, 10, piqua

i don't like bullying it's so sad and I mean why do you do it? I want to stand up for the people who are getting bullied because this is not ok! And this is not a joke! Even a random tease is still bullying!

MayLee, 9, private

I know how it feels to get bullied. I have been bullied for 8 years now and I am still getting bullied. And it isn't fun at all. I also have some friends that are getting bullied too and it sucks just to know that someone you care about is getting picked on and also it sucks just to see them going to pain also. I get bullied at school and online they call me fat, ugly, weird, and other hurtful names. And the pain that I am going through right now, nobody should ever go through but I know that there are some people that are going through maybe even worse that I am going through. And to know that some lives get lost due to bullying I just think that that takes bullying too far. And when I see people getting bullied I step in and say something because I can't just stand there and do noting. I'm just too nice to stand by and watch. That is why I care.

Kaitlin , 15, NE

I care because I watched people bullied others as I just stood and watched the suffer.I beleive that children/teens  should be able to live a life free from bullying and harassment and it is time that we all took a stand against this.

Lilly, 15, Mighigan

I have been bullied for as long as I can remember. I am finally "fitting in", but think over how much it hurt to be called names and to be made fun of, well, it really hurts me to know that others go through the same thing so I signed the petition so others don't have to go through the same things as I did.

Kayla, 14, Ohio

I would like to help empower students to take a stand against bullying.

Stephanie, 28, MN

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