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i am bullied every day if i and around or not i have no one to turn to my mom has done all she can do yet i am still bullied i have learned tea-kwon-do to defend my self and it does no diffrent i have dealt with bullying sence kindergarten and have just finished the sixth grade and am still dealing with bullying whether it is because i have ocd or a speech problem or for no absalut reason i get bullied i have gone to the teachers and the principle even my mo has gone up to the school i have told my mom about 7 of the times i have been bullied this year alone i have benn bullied about 70 times bullying is wrong and needs to end i support teensagaistbullying.org for this reason bullying needs to end

dakota, 12, akron ohio

I was bullied all through Jr. High and so far, most of high school. It hurts. Being bullied can ruin your life. I began self-harming myself for it because I was so alone. I only had two friends and we always fought because I was so depressed and I was never happy. Bullying is a terrible thing and it shouldn't be done. It gives you a horrible feeling. It knocks down your self worth and confidence. You end up believing every word they say about you and spiraling downward. It's never an easy thing to deal with. I still deal with it. I'm still trying to overcome my addiction to self-harm as well...

Amanda, 16, Texas

It gets a little weird when I get to school every morning because I remember the time I got bullied in class because I mixed up something. And then Cooper yelled out "hey guys! Jack mixed up his letters!" Everyone laughed except for Megan who stood up for me. So she made me feel better. 

Jack , 10, Hubert, North Carolina

at my school i am being bullied && the teachers at my school dont do anything about it! although i have many friends , their are still some people who lack of attention! i know Guam is far from the U.S , but just i want to be heard! here at Guam there are all types of bullying going on, here they dont bully because theyre miserable, they bully to earn respect! when someone is being bullied at my school everyone laughs when it is not even funny! they bully because they of lack of attention! well the only reaso  im posting this is because i want to be heard every where that Guam is infected by bullying!

Otan, 13, Guam , U.S territory

hi my name is chasity and i just read a story in Seventeen magazine about a girl named Phoebe Prince that was born the year i was a killed her self because of peoples rude comments. And so i read on and saw this web site 
and saw that demi lovato was the spokesperson for teens against bullying and im here to say that i absoulutly agree i was in nineth grade last year and i saw how rude comments can bring down someone ego just because some kids have no heart and dont care. i also saw people pick fight because they just wanted to even tho that person didnt do anything to them. im takeing her story i my opion to my school administrator and see if this virbule and pyscial abuse can be stoped. i never knew i could intill i heard that. my love and care goes out to phoebe princes family!! 

chasity, 16, al

I care because I have been bullied all my life and a friend of mine commited suicide because of bullying. Stop it now!

Evangeleene, 14, Australia NSW

I have been bullied, online and off- it's hard, i know. But what I did is i told a teacher or a parent, and i just pretended like it didn't bother me, because then they would think that they are not bothering you or they do not have power over you. It worked, but only for a short time. I tried it until I couldn't handle it anymore- that's when I told a teacher. People still to this day pass me in the halls or online, saying things that I wish that nobody would ever say to someone, because it is just so hurtful. In our school, we do have Peer Advocates, and I did join, and things have been better lately, but the pain will never go away. It would be terrible to see someone else in the halls or in the lunchroom or somewhere, and they are alone, no one to talk to, so I would go hang out with them, because I know what it is like,  and I don't think that anyone deserves to be bullied.

Mariah, 13, United States

I care about bullying alot. When I was 8 years old up to 10, in my old school. I used to cry alot. People did not hurt me physacilly but emotionally. But it still hurt. I was depressed so bad, my family decided to change everything, move house, move schools. And now, I am happy and help people. Most of my friends bully some people and now I stop and tell them off. :] I am 100 percent against bullying!

Janine, 12, uk

Ive been called every name possible. Dont just be a stand by. The person bullying me pushed me into lockers and stuff. Then she went to the princapal and she told him i was bullying her. And I get hurt and cry myself to sleep and it hurts. 

Kathrine, 14, Seattle

it just really hurts that you can't be who you wanna be simply because of the fear of getting bullied and left alone.

Patrick, 18, Philippines

As an ongoing bullying victim no one should have to suffer like I do.  I have a hearing problem and people hate me for it. But bullying victims out there like me you are not alone and justice will come for you one day.

Luke, 17, Georgia

I'm in year 9(8th Grade) and i suffered from sexual bullying for quite a long period of time last year when i was in year 8. I started to become friends with a boy in my year because he had barely any friends and i felt really sorry for him. A month or so after my friends and i had welcomed him into our, for lack of abetter word, group, he started to behave in an innapropriate way and harrased me sexually. I was an easy target as i tried to make him feel as welcome within my friends as possible and i am quite shy. I didn't know how to tell anyone but my friends helped me and it got sorted for a while and he stopped, but then he kept harrasing me again after a month or so. I was also bullied through out primary school. I don't want anyone else to go through what I did. Bullying HURTS. 

Laura, 13, North Wales

me and 1 of my best friend had got bullyed before it was hard to even think about coming to school every day.

jalynne, 10, piqua

The boys from my school are bullying me everyday. They say I'm stupid, and laugh about me, without a reason. I can't understand them this hurts so bad. They are stupid, because they just do it. My mum don't listen to me when I say that. Or she says 'It's okay, that's just boys'. They are not boys... They're Monsters. I can't understand them. I just want to share it with you.
I hate it, when someone is bullied so we have to stand up against it! They're not able to say what we have to to! We're not robots and we have our own life! 
xxx

Christin, 15, AZ

When I was in middle school, I was an immature kid who did stupid stuff and enjoyed it.  But then as I entered high school I came down with a horrendous disease that took much of my enjoyment of life away.  My family sent me to a treatment center and I made a full recovery.  The people at the center told me that I would be able to fit back into life just like everyone else when I got better, but I never have been able to.  I think everyone my age isn't worth being friends with and I haven't exactly enjoyed my life since I got out of the center.  My sadness this summer has quickly led me to believe that my purpose in life may not be to enjoy, but to help others so they don't struggle through life.  I hope to form an anti-bullying organization this coming school year.

Jake, 16, Pa

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