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i am deeply disturbed that i was involved in a bullying incident.

i am older and wiser and know the results of such negative actions.

if only i could take it back...i would do it immediately...i am sorry terry...what you were put through...you did not deserve such treatment...i don't know where you are at today...but i hope you found the peace, love and happiness you deserve...again i am deeply sorry and hope that some how this reaches  you and all those others who are who are being bullied.

karen, 48, califorina

ive been bullied sinci i was little because im...stranger than the "normal" people,who are really just a bunch of jocks,and cutesie girls.

AJ, 13, nc

Bullying hurts. I want it to stop. 

Jack, 13, WA

I've been bullied throughout the first two years of high school... after that i completely shut down. I wasn't able to build a social group around me and because I felt so insecure about everything I got really depressed and basically shut out the few people i had still left in my life... I pushed everybody who cared about me away because i wasn't able to trust people anymore.  even my best friend gave up on me eventually. I'm not able to talk to people or try to make new friends because i just don't know what to say and i don't know who i am anymore. I feel like i lost my self in the process. I feel all alone and i have nothing left and i feel so empty.... bulliying has  pretty much ruined my life. There's still things I wanna try in my life but I'm scared to do anything because if whatever i undertake doesn't work out, i am scared that people are gonna make fun of me once again. some people get stronger, i just get weaker every second. So I care because i'm still suffering and I still haven't overcome this . I'm still right in the middle of all off this. And I would'n wish it upon anybody. I care because nobody should have to go through things like this!!!

Audrey, 16, tx

i care because i was never the queen of my class nor i wanna be,but when you're not a part or the elit,you are thought to be useless,a loser,a nobody....and when you're not one of these girls who are thought to be beautyfull and cool,then you have to put up with them,live your school life being told how much you're not like them and that you're ugly,or not smart enough for them,or even not cool enough to breath their air...well,actually this hasn't happened to me,but to my best friend.thats why i care,because these girls destroy the confidence of brilliant kids and because they're jealous,they just make them believe what they say so that they wont be a threat to their glow!!!well,these kids that are being verbally bullied are bright and beautyful and way better that these  prom queens,someone has just to point that out to them so that they wont be tollerable anymore!!

lydia, 14, ny

"I see it going on all around me and I hate it! What I hate the most is that I can't be my self. I get made fun of  for haveing trouble in school and how I dress. I like to stay home as much as I can  but I don't whant my parents to know what is going on. I also see my little sis getting made fun of all the time and I don't know what to do. And It really bugs me how I just go along with it when ppl are talking about my own family. I try to do something about it and it just gets worse and I get picked on even more. I just wish ppl could see how much the things they do and say hurt. I just want it to stop."

Rebecca, 14, PA

Bullying scars can go , but the me mark they leave on your life is  sad.. We are all equal  no one is better. I mean when you die all you take is your work, if your work is bullying then you have done NOTHING in life. WE ARE ALL ONE. the lunch lady, Demi lavato,  my freind, the King.................. It is not who we are it is what we do. So I am Officiaally against bullying.

Rwayish, 13, Ca

My self-esteem was crushed my classmates and even teachers because of how I look and the way I act. They made fun of me pointed out every flaw there was in me and practically made me a loner. Everyday at school was torture. Everyone in class made fun of me, toyed with my emotions, laughed at my face, and tell me that they'd rather die than be with me. That was 3 years ago. Now that I'm in college, I've realized the kind of torment they inflicted on me and I don't want that to happen to others. Together we are better than them. 

Johannah, 18, Tacloban City, Philippines

I have been bullied because i was different. Because I was who I wanted to be. Nobody took the time to know me and so they ridiculed me for what they saw. Everyone says that sticks and stones make break my bones but words will never hurt me. That saying just isnt true. Bones can heal. Bullying leaves a permanant scar on a persons life. It can change them or keep them from doing what they are meant to do. I care simply because I dont want to sit by and watch was was done to me. I want to stop this horrible act. No one should feel that they have to comform, that they dont matter, or that they are an outcast simply because they are amazing in THERE OWN WAY. Bullying has got to be stopped!!! 

Aleah, 18, CA

I was a victim of bullying. Between the years of Kindergarten and the 7th grade I was teased, taunted, and tortured. I'm currently in the 11th grade and the words once said to me have scarred me for life. The words play back in my mind like a constant cycle that is never ending. I've been permanently damaged by the words of others. I am a cutter. Self harm has been a part of my life since the 5th grade and I still to this day can not let it go. I call my cuts "battle scars" and I guess I'm still at war. I've suffered from an eating disorder and are now fully recovered. But I still currently suffer from depression. And all of this, because some kids didn't know how much their words hurt...

Esther, 16, Maryland

this is not right to do to people!!!!!!

kevin, 9, denverr

Being bullied in jr. high school affected my life forever. I learned to have compassion for people who are different. I was laughed at and teased for being the tallest girl in a school of 3000 plus. I still remember the hurt. There should be classes to teach compassion, inclusion and understanding of others differences. It's just as important as reading, writing and arithimatic.

Susan, 65, CA

it dosent matter if your fat or skinny tall or short Its what you feel about yourself becasue you only live one life so live it to the fullest!

Briah, 11, Milford,Ct

"Its true I've always been shy. I've never really been as wacky as I could have when I was younger. Today I am someone who is quiet, shy, someone who is afraid to try and make friends because of the fear of being called names again just because I seem awkward in other people's eyes. Ever since I transferred to another school when I was in prep I've been called names every single day just because I'm quiet. Because of the bullying, because of someone who pretended to be my friend, I am someone who is always alone. People don't want to be around me because of what others say. I've been called bugs bunny, okra, donkey kong, and many more.
I don't want others to be diminished. I don't want others to close the world just because of people who think their better than you. Its time to put a stop to this! SUPPORT THE CAUSE!

Alex, 15, Philippines

I care because no one should be treated unfairly, no one should be picked on and no one should have to feel alone. I was bullied from 1st to 6th grade; now I'm in the 12th and it took me almost six years to realize that all of the bullying still effects me. I'm doing my senior project on bullying and I feel like there will be a change soon. Bullying should be taken very seriously because it is very real.

Brittney, 17, Louisiana, US

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