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i've been bullied all my life. thing got reallly bad a few months ago and i self harm. this website has shows me im not aloune! i started getting bullied when i was about 3 and i moved primary schools,i kinda got bullied there but i kept it in and i have ever since! i thort there was no one to talk to. i dident tell my mum and dad because they would worry!i'd cry my self to sleep! i'm happy i've spoken up. all i want is people to speek up and to stop bulling! thank you!

rachel , 13, UK

In my school I have been bullied and it does not feel good. It makes you feel bad about yourself .It just makes you ask what is wrong with me why don't they like me

Jamiah, 10, Brooklyn,NewYork

stand up and speak up or you will never make it out. thats what my brother always tells me. i am bullied a lot, even though i was voted most athletic in my freshman year. i will resend my bros message. stand up, speak up, and help others.

Patrick, 15, New York, NY

I know how most people feel when the get bullied because I was one of them... I know how hard it is to deal with it, and I know it doesnt go away just like that. But I learned that life doesnt have too be soo hard and I  know that we dont have to be one of those people who can break us down when things get too ruff. I believe that people who are bullied have the will to stand strong and think " Hey, im going to be my own person and im not going to let anyone bring me down."  :)

meghan, 15, on

"My brother is always being bullied.  It's sad because he has ALWAYS been an easy target, beause he is such a nice kid that he wont do anything about it.  He WONT say something back or stand up for himself when he needs too.  I think that many times these are the types of kids that are getting bullied.  And the only reason the bully is doing it is to make himself/ herself feel better.  I always feel bad for them personally.  It makes you think, what is going on wrong in their life to make them act like that?   I am awlays telling him, there is a reason they act like the way they do.  I also strongly beleive that schools need to step up their game when it comes to bullying. I know for a fact ( because I have seen it with my own eyes) that teachers see bullying and look the other way.  Bullying doesn't have to be physical either!!!  Remeber the saying "Sticks and stones my break my bones but words will never hurt me?"  Come on...... words hurt worse than a bruise.....  Stop bullying. "

Abbey, 15, United States

People need to respect others. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. I feel picking on others is just plain mean. I don't understand why people do it. I feel they do it for attention. It is so horrible to treat someone like that. I find people do it to feel superior and better than the other person. When they are clearly not.

Renee, 16, Denver, CO

I have been bullied since I was in pre-school.  Over the years it has gotten worse.  There are these really snotty girls at my school and they don't like me at all.  One time, I was walking behind one of them and all of the sudden she yelled, "Brake!" and stopped right in front of me.  I have my friends and family and they understand what happens, but the teachers don't want to even listen to me.  I told the school councelor what had been happening, with my friends, and nothing ever happened.  I feel something should happen, but I doubt something will.

Ciarra, 13, Colorado

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

no child should be bullied they should be able to be themself and express who they are without being bullied. bullying really needs to stop because no child should be hurt in any way and they shouldnt have to worry about being hurt. im aganist bullying beause i dont think its right and everyone should be treated fairly! help stop bullying!

alexis, 13, new york

"Theres this disabled kid at my school, that gets bullied almost every day. He would get called names like- retarted, slow, or ugly. I was sad because the boy being bullied wouldn't do anything abut it, nor did anyone else. So i had to step up and lend a hand."

Savannah, 13, Ca

My childhood has been a disaster. I get bullied the entire grade school years. They tease me queer and always make fun out of me. Know what, I always cry and cry and ask my mom, "why they always do it to me?"

Randy John, 18, Philippines

Hi, I  first want to begin with a short story. I was living in Sydney, Australia. My dad got a better job in Istanbul, Turkey, it was very sad for me leaving all my friends behind. I was bullied also in Australia but it was more worse in Turkey. I had no friends and nobody who was there for me. The worst part is it wasn't just the boys, the girls and unfortunately one teacher. I didn't do anything to anybody, I don't understand why people do these horrible things to each other. Everyone was jealous beacuse I had more money than they did, in English I was the lucky one but no one helped me with my Turkish in return. But in my new school everybody in my class loves me including the teachers. I just want to let everybody know that bullying happens all around the world as well.

Jim , 16, Tu

Bullying is wrong. Even though it is disgusting, I feel for the bullies they have either been bullied them selves or just not cared about and couldn't do anything about it. So now they take it out on smaller weaker victims. And what I'm saying to the bullies is to stop and talk about your problems. It will make you feel better and help prevent futer bullies and bullying.

Jonathan, 11, Minnesota

i care because i was bullied once. Every so often i get bullied by the same people. i am so thankful for my friends but i know that even when their there, the bullies still bully me behind my back. I get a sick feeling whenever i witness bullying, i think its crazy and it needs to be stopped. i would do ANYTHING to stop bullying and thats why im signing the petetion. I hope we can make a difference in this world. i am willing to make this world a safe and fun place to live in.

Lizzie, 13, AZ

I know what it's like, and no one should have to go through that. 

Lauren , 14, Indiana

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