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I am in the second semester of 6th grade. Im not bullied now, but i was bullied when i was around six years old.  I am friend with a bully. She really knows how to hurt a person, both physically and emotionally. I've tried to deal with her before, but she turned everybody against me. Every since then, people just ignore what goes on. She's even got the teacher fooled.
I went onto youtube and watched videos of demi lovato talking about bullying.  Although  she has great advice, and she's my idol, im too scared to do anything about this bully. I don't like it when anyone is upset.  I have enough stress being a military child, and the sibling of an autistic little boy. Thanks for the advice Demi, but i'm too scared to follow it. 

Tatyana, 11, HI

bullying is not right, no matter what others say. everyone deserves to be treated the same, so if someone is bullying you stand up for yourself. they don't know the real, kind, smart, funny you. stand up for others, too! i was bullyed by someone in second grade, and it is still fresh in my memory. she was just walking into the classroom, and she said "is that your best shirt?" and i was really emmbarrased because everyone else was laughing. bullying is not a joke. help out. people need you. live. laugh. love. stop bullying. :) :P :D

Taylor, 11, WI

My Daughter Taylor gets bullied in school, she's had her head glued shut,she'd been bit, pushed off benches, called names. and made fun of the worst is that the school turns the other way and my daughter argues with me everyday about going to school. I've had several meetings with them and it falls on deaf ears. It needs to stop and more people need to take a stand against bullying. My heart goes out to all who endure the physical and emotional abuse of a bully.My daughter included.

Joann, 42, New jersey

I care because it hurts me when I see people being bullied.  I want to help, but I'm to scared.  I get sad and scared when I see it.  When, I see bullying it reminds me of the Karate Kid.  Where he can't fight back because he is to scared.  

Trinity, 12, Florida

I never been a bully. But I am being bullied! Every time I go to the office at my school they tell me I’m just being dramatic and to stay out the drama. I write incident reports so the school can stop then and they don’t instead they send me to ssr and these girls still bothers me. Now the vice principal told me that this school is not for me and if I come tell one more time on someone then I’m getting kicked out of school. What do I do? 

Alicia, 13, Ca

I don't like people who are mean to others. I'm in Special
Olympics and are friends with kids and adults with all kinds of
disabilities. I look up to a lot of celebrities who are against bullying.
I'm not going to mention their names to protect their privacy, but
a lot of people know who they are. I was bullied for singing too loudly
on the school bus. Some people say that it wasn't bullying....but it hurt when people 
would tell me to stop because they didn't like me singing. I don't know. All I know is that
I'm against bullying.

Ellie, 23, Suwannee,Ga

My little sister has a learning disability she is bullied on a daily basis. I hurt for her everyday because children with special needs struggle with everyday life and school should be an escape for them. Instead these children are made to feel like crap everyday just because they are a little different than eveyone else, but at the end of the day no matter what we are ALL human beings. Since she has became a high school student I take this bullying issue very seriously and sadly the public schools in Chicago don't. Hopefully some time soon bullying will be something very serious all around the world.

Ashley, 21, Chicago, Illinois

I care cause i get bullied at school everyday. And i know how it feels. So i don't like to see people get bullied cause getting bullied is not cool and not fun. So if any of you guys see anybody body getting bullied please help them. And if you are a bully think twice before you bully anybody body else. What if you were getting bullied ? Would you like it? No you would not. So please do not bully anyboby. Cause if you don't help some one when they are getting bullied you don't know what they will do. What i did when i was in 9th grade. I was cutting and i was trying to kill myself. So please help out as much as you can. 

Kaitlyn, 16, NY

I was bullied all primary. I'm from Argentina... The reason was for that I was intelligent and they said me "NERD". I think that we have to stop this.

Sabrina, 16, AR

it hurts people

Cornholio, 6, Wyoming

people always say bullying gets easier as you get older but its not always true i have been bullied since i was 6 and it only stopped a year ago when i took action and reported the bullies now i rarley get bullied and can lead a happy life

nicole, 14, uk

I am bulled myself, and no one knows. no one notices. 
it is mostly emotoinal and mental, but that is worse that physical. with the emotoinal pain. every day, i dread going to school cause i starts all over again. the pain is awful, and no one notices. the worst part is that my parents abuse me as well.  i am all alone, 

Regggie, 13, USA

I care because I feel like everybody is a beautiful person and nobody should put each other down. I'm not trying to sound like a hippie or anything, its just...I have witnessed so much bullying and it really breaks my heart. I don't understand the point in bullying someone just because they were different. Different could be really good, but nobody wants to give it a chance. I have been bullied before, but I told my mom as soon as it started. And I thought that the whole situation at the time was really stupid because the problem I had could have been solved with a 30-second conversation. I mean, like, really???!!!! The girls who had a problem with me could have come up to me themselves and we all would have understood that it was all a misunderstanding. And that can be the case for many bullying situations. Communication is more important than you think. My only recommendation for any victims is tell someone....please. Please just tell someone, I'm not trying to sound like some cheesy commercial, I'm being real. You need to tell someone. If you have no one to tell, reach out to a guidance counselor at school or a teacher. It could really help you, you don't deserve to live in fear. When you tell someone, you are taking the bullies power away. Anyway....umm....that is why I care.

Guadlupe, 12, A Place

Bullying is a very cruel thing. No bully knows what it feels like to be bullied. I am takinng a stand against bullying and putting a stop to it when I see it.

Kelcy, 14, Kansas

When I am bullied, it is generally by the popular kids. I used to think they were all nice, how else did they get popular?? But they are actually quite mean, most of them. It makes me sad to see that parents teach their kids to be this way. I sincerely have concern for you all from the bottom of my heart. In fact, I have a YouTube channel with some motivational videos and some funny ones too. Its called "freshstrawberryscone" and I would love if you checked it out! I am about to make my next video on bullying so it would be great if you looked at it :) Thank you all and I hope that video will solve your bullying problems :D I worked hard on it and I hope it helps <3

Meghan, 13, MN

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