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I want my children to feel safe in school.

Tina, 35, WI

I used to bully people a lot, but then it started getting back to me and I hated the way it felt. I feel that if you have to talk bad about someone to make yourself look good, then you should take a long hard look in the mirror. I still get bullied to this day, but I brush it off my shoulder. I'm a cheerleader and it comes from all the football players, but that's just how it is at my school.

Sarah, 15, CA

I have bullied many times. I have been yelled at, shouted at, even excluded from groups. It feels very very bad. That is why I care. Everybody should care too. If you don't care try caring. 

Rupoyu, 11, Georgia

i am a person who sticks up for the person being bullied and i have even been bullied 2 once. but if we all stoped and thinked we would all know that we are all the same but with diffrent personalitys and looks !

Areitha , 12, ?

I know what it's like to be bullied, I understand how hard it can be some days, and I'm able to relate to those who have had it worse than me. My school isn't the best school, the teachers consider it to be a good atmosphere for kids like me, but it's not. Kids pick on the other kids constantly, people get pushed into lockers, kids get tripped in the halls, and you can hear laughter directed at someone wherever you go, all while the teachers are standing only a few feet away. So even though my school isn't the greatest it only makes me more motivated to make a difference, I care because bullying is one thing I just can't tolerate.

Maddy, 15, ND

Bullying is wrong. Period.

Nick, 14, TX



people get bullied all the time and it hurts me inside from seeing it happen. It's unacceptable and horrible!

Kim Nguyen, 14, AB

My freshman year of highschool i was bullied. And the sad thing was it was by my so called "friends". I never figured out why to this day they decided to turn on me all of a sudden,but the girl who lead it all was my best friend since we were little. They began ditching me,taking my seat at the lunch table so i had to sit alone,and talking badly about me to people who would then tell me. So i would ask them and they'd deny it and act fake to me. then homecoming night came, and we had a huge sleepover after with the girls and they all ganged up on me when i went to sleep throwing pillows at me and making fun of me until i finally ran upstairs crying and called my brother to come get me. Some of them came upstairs and started whispering about me cause i was crying. But once i left,i left for good. I didn't hangout with them again. It was really hard since i had to make all new friends and barely had any at school. but i overcame it and now im stronger then all of them and trust me,karma did hit them

Ashley, 17, va

I was bullied and hurt and depressed in high school. It's not always outright. Sometimes people are quiet about it, people are cruel. I have little sisters and a two year old daughter that I want to grow up in a kind world and a better world. 

India, 20, Utah

Bullying needs to stop because it hurts the kids inside and out i have been bullied sense i was 6 i am 16 now every morning i dread going to school in the morning it's so bad now i can't take it anymore i used to love school

Claire , 16, Tennessee

I've been bullied throughout my time in school. I don't believe in bullying, it should be put to a stop. I read on yahoo news yesterday about a girl who had comitted suicide because of bullying and  she was only 15 years old. She had her whole life ahead of her for it to be thrown away because of people being cold. Also, teens are not the only people who bully, teachers or even parents can do it too. I've seen teachers bully their students and its wrong, and it makes me think how can we confide in our elders if they are bullies themselves? What can we do to make a change if no one else cares? I want help put a stop to bullying in every form and fashion. Its over-rated and action does need to be done. We need to take a stand for those who can't stand for themselves. We need to be a voice to those who have none. We need to be an example to future generations.

Kimberly, 17, Oklahoma

No one should have to suffer from bullying.  Bullying hurts very much!

Lucas, 12, North Georgia

i have been bullied all throughout my 6th grade ,
the reason i was being bullied was because i have red hair
i know it dosnt sound like much but i was being called a ranger
continuisly, and i didnt want to tell anyone because i was embaraced 
of the name but it really hurt,
reading all these storys made me realise how searious this is and i wish with all my hart that we could all work together to stop this !!

ashly, 11, newzealand

I know how it feels to have people who don't know the first thing about you… absolutely hate you… for a reason you have no idea. I myself know what it's like to come home from school every day crying, and having to put on that fake smile again the very next day. I care because I feel closer to the people posting on this website more than anyone I've ever met in my life. 

Laura, 14, Melbourne, Australia

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