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I did not get all the help i needed when i was being bullied so now my whole life is different than i expected to be.I am only a fourteen year old child and i think things about myself that even professionals cant not understand.I think it is important to make everyone around us feel special and important and worthy of life.Not only will it make them feel better but it would make us all feel better.I never had anyone around to tell me i was beautiful as i was being bullied.I brought upon myself to handle my issues and it turned out changing my life drastically.I can never understand why no one helped so i want to show other kids that they are loved and make them not have to ask themselves that question.I want people to be able to walk home feeling safe.Wake up feeling Beautiful.Go to school to learn and not get picked on for it.I want Bullying to change and i want to help by starting with myself.

Olivia, 14, Hawthorne,Ca

Ive been bullied my entire life since 5th grade.  I just wanted it all to stop, all on its own, but i realized that for it to stop, you have to make a move.  A lot of my friends are bullied for the people they are.  They are called names that are horrible, even though most are smart, have great personalities, and have some popular friends.  So i work out a lot so that i can protect myself and others.  Speak out if your getting bullied, dont just sit there and wait for the rainbow after the rain.  Thats what i always say.

Ian, 13, Charlestown, NH

"Sticks and stones will break my bones and words will never hurt me. is a saying that is not true. Most people do care what others say  about them, even if they aren't friends it still hurts if someone says something about you. When ever I'm about to get mad at some i just ask myself, Why should their opinion matter, they dont know me and haven't tried.

Lydia, 12, VT

I belive they bully because they have a lack of selfconfidence and a poor foundation of support When i say poor i don't mean in money. A bully can be any one. Same goes for the target. Bullying is like a cold, you can catch it, or you can prevent it.

Taylor, 12, Nebraska, USA

It's not okay to make someone believe that no one cares. It's so wrong to call someone fat and ugly and a waste of space. this isnt okay. It got so bad for me that i didnt want to go to school. the dirty looks and the loneliness is distracting me from doing well in school. And no one does anything about it. That is why i care.

Erin , 14, NARNIA

I know what it's like to be bullied. I was bullied growing up because I was never good enough, pretty enough, thin enough, etc.
They say that people who bully others do it because they're insecure and it makes them feel more confident. I don't understand how. They (bullies) know what it's like to feel deeply insecure so how does knowing that you're making other people feel just like you do make you feel better about yourself?

Karla, 16, Alabama

I was bullied for just being me wich is so unfair i want it to stop for every one 

anyssa, 15,

 
I was bullied from elementary school until high school. Rumors were spread about me, I was physically attacked, spit on, called names. Anything that other students could do to make my life miserable they did. My life was pure *!$*. I still do not know to this day why I was the target. Even today at 34 I am dealing with anxiety and flashbacks from being bullied. Bullying has a lifetime effect.  It breaks my heart every time I see on the news a student kills themselves because they see no other way out of being bullied. I appreciate everything that you are doing to shed light on this serious issue.

Samantha, 34, Anon

I have been bullied because my love for anime is "too extreme". People have picked on me for the way I run, the things I like, and the clothes I wear. It is not fair to judge me based on my love for japanese culture. I care because I feel everyone should be able to enjoy what they love and what they do without the cruel judgements of "normies". Thanks to PACER's, I have been able to feel accepted.

Kakashi, 17, Los Angeles

my friends and i are getting bullying and we are sticking up for each other

celeste, 9, pennsylvania

I was 11 when i started to get bullied. I think being bullied is wrong. I really want this bulling to stop. I am  now going in to the 8th grade  and i am impressed with all the bulling that is going on at my school. I think we need to put a stop to bulling so everyone can live their life without any bulling and dramma.  I think  that kids these days don't know what they are doing. If we are at the point that we want to cut or selves we need to get some help.  I am sick and tired of people  talking behind  my back and gossip when it's not true.

Cheyenne , 13, Olympia,Wa

I care because, I've seen students being bullied. The students balling up inside and having no one to turn to, its a terrible thing. When I were to see someone being bullied I'd help the one becoming bullied. It's not right, nobody deserves to become bullied. If we don't help the ones who are being bullied then were just as bad as the one who is doing the bullying. STOP BULLYING!

Cassandra, 19, Indiana

I care because i dont think anyone should be bullied for who they really are.

menawara, 14, egypt

I used to be a bully. I never seen how I was making other people feel till a couple months ago I started getting bullied. I realized and changed my perspective on things. Bullying is wrong. No one deserves to feel worthless and feel like they don't belong. Everyone has a place, never give up. Stand up and fight.❤  Bullies need to know it is not okay. I want to make a difference. I wanna help save lives. And change lives. I wanna be there for anyone who needs help and who needs someone by their side. I care because bullying is not okay. 

Kaya a., 17, silverton Or

Bullying is not the sullotion to anything, be yourself and don't believe the bad rumors or things people say to you, because you are strong and you are most impotantly you. :)

Hannah, 9, Virginia

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KakashiI, a 17-year-old from Los Angeles, writes: “I have been bullied because my love for anime is ‘too extreme.’ People have picked on me for the way I run, the things I like, and the clothes I wear. It is not fair to judge me based on my love for Japanese culture. I care because I feel everyone should be able to enjoy what they love and what they do without the cruel judgments of ‘normies.’”

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