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I care because I get extremely bullied myself. The kids call me ugly and fat. I lost a lot of self-confidence and I still am. I dont wanna be here, but if i can stop another person from going through this i want to try and i hope i touch one life today. Your worthy. 

Leslie , 14, Detroit Chicago

reading these stories has really tugged at my heart, knowing that regular people like you and I go through bullying everyday is heartbreaking. I remember back in fourth and fifth grade I would get bullied because I was breakable and I didn't know how to respond to hurtful words or mean girls. I take a look back and see how much things have changed for me and how I rarely let things get to me. Don't let small meaningless words get to you, don't let words like that define who you are. You must define yourself, you are your own person. Most importantly you cannot let people treat you lower than you are. They are insecure of themselves and bringing other down builds up their self-esteem. One day you will overcome this, maybe not now but you will. You are on this planet for a reason, you can't let others put you down, its unhealthy. Remember actions speak louder than words. Good luck!

Hannah , 15, PA, United States

I am a teacher and I want my students to feel safe and comfortable at school.  No one has the right to intentionally make someone else feel bad.  I want my students to know that they are ALL special, worthy people who have a lot to offer the world!

Jamie, 32, Illinois

Thanks so much Demi for helping yuou rock and im a huge fan
i hope your seeing this comment i just would like you to know
that your the best and your in the top level and thank you and
i care about people who are getting bulled RIGHT NOW and i
have been bulled soooooooooooooooo many times really! thanks so much sends you a big huge the huge is for demi

Demis number 1 fan, 10, KW

Hey for who ever is reading this, im in year 7, a friend of mine is getting bullied at school and people are saying they are going to bash her and stuff, and shes terrified of going to school everyday shes one od my good friends, i want to help her but my mum said not to get involved, but i dont want to sit here and watch her get hurt, get threatened, i want to help her but i dont want to phissically hurt people, but i dont want to put a stop to it! Please tell me how to stop my bestfriend from getting bullied, i really need a reply. :(

Angelina, 12, Melbourne

i'm being bullied.and it can make you feel mad or sad . because i know this because on the weekend i am a happy funny girl but on the school days when i get home i'm mad but in the inside i'm sad . my family asked me way are you mad  and i say because i feel tired and they say your always to tierd to do anything . but really it's because i'm being bullied so i know how it feels

michelle, 9, Tx

I know people who were bullied. My close friend attempted suicide because she as bullied. Innocent people are getting hurt everyday, and for what reason? The satisfaction of the bully. Why should I let someone suffer when I know I can help stop their suffering? Why do I have to be bullied to do something? Why should I let others control my judgement? The answer is, I shouldn't. So I am going to be the change I want to see in the world.

Tazz, 13, NY

I was bullied from sixth grade to ninth grade until I finally started homeschooling. I never understood why it was me kids liked to pick on. I don't like seeing other people treated the same way. I care because I was once in that position. It's horrible to wake up each day and have to go to school and be around people that laugh at you. It's horrible to think that you have something wrong with you just because kids at school hate you. Some people are just so brutal. It's really messed up how some kids get joy over making others cry. 

Dana, 16, SC

I have never been bullied, but I have seen it happen in my high school many times. After seeing some of the stories on this page it made me want to do something about it. Some of these stories literally made me tear up. Next time I see bullying happen in my school I will stand up and say something. 

annonymous, 16, Cedartown, Georgia, USA

I have been bullied before and i am actually in the current position of being bullied at school and online.  I've tried to talk to counselors about my problem but it doesn't seem to ever help me.. i think about suicide every single day but i am still living. Please Stay strong!

anonymous , 15, California

i am 14years old, i am 5ft8 and i am the tallest girl in my class, and i think in my entire school and everytime i try to talk to people who are not in my class; i mean who are not my close friends, the first thing they say to me is not hi how are you! No! They say: Why are you this tall? or  OMG you are so tall! and some of them make jokes on me and call me bad names! just because i am taller than them! and at first i act like i didn't care or laugh at their jokes that  they made on me to sound cool but in fact, it hurts! it hurts really bad!! i ground myself to sleep everynight and i am crying most of the time! and i cut myself!! i did it 12 times so far!! just because i am tall and skinny! and i can't talk to anybody because they'll think i am crazy! and becacuse of the cuts i have on my wrists i am always wearing bracelets or long sleeve sweaters even when it's extreamly hot!! 
HELP ME PLEASE!!

yasssmine, 14, tunisia

i saw two kids get bullied at my school and they both left. Now me and my friends feel left out from the rest of the class and they purposefully leave us out. One time kids were going to play a game and they asked a kid to play who was standing right next to me. They looked at me and just left. Today, they were talking about an end of the year party and they were sitting right next to me and my friends. One of the kids said,"We can invite everybody, well almost everybody..." They looked at us when they said the last thing. Kids don't get that just because i sing and do plays it does not mean i'm not athletic or like girls. People don't get you can be more than one thing. BULLYING NEEDS TO STOP!!!!!

Brett, 13, Pennsylvania

Bullying happens all around the world. At schools, outside of school or even at home. Bullying is horriable and it needs to stop. I myself have never been bullied and I'm glad for that but i have witnessed it. Many of my friends are bullied because their different so i have been able to see the effects of it. The sad thing is most people never even realize to do something about it. People need to rise against bullying and do something about it. People deserve to live a happy life without fear or sorrow. Be proud for who you are and never let anyone else tell you any different.
         Elizaveta

Elizaveta, 15, Florida

the reason i care about this cause is because i have been bullied my self and it is a massive problem in schools all over the world and i think its time to make a stand.

andrew, 15, uk doncaster

so many people are bullied acroos the world, its so frustrating when you dont feel you can say something to anyone or the bulling will just get worse.  Im a red head so ive been through almost every name a person  can get, ranger, ginger nigjar, period head, they're are just a spot of what us read heads have to put up with.  i used to get treased so much that i would come home in tears every night, but i never felt i could tell my family because if the teachers wont listen or do anything what would they do.  I died my hair a couple of months after i started  at a new school.  My point not only being towards read heads but to everyone,  the things bullies say mite only last 30 seconds a time they say it but it stays in your heart forever!.  I think the worse part is now that i have over come the being bullyed stage is watching people who have just started school getting the same treatment that i have just got rid of.  Ive been talking to them to let them no that someone is always listning and that your never alone, theres always someone who has been through what you have.  we all have blood, we all are people, and we all have feelings.

Danyall, 16, WA

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