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I've been bullied a lot just because I dress differently than most girls. I'm also made fun of because I have a "boys name". A name's just a name. I'm also apparently to emo to be normal. I just laugh at them because I am myself. Not what people want me to be. 

Vladimir, 14, Arkansas, United States

When i was little maybe around the age of 5 i got bullied for the first time for having a guy friend and no girl friends. I was the skinny short little girl always sitting in the back as elementary came around because people called me 'anorexic' 'skeleton' 'ugly'. I would get picked on alot and i thought it was never going to stop. It did though around 7th grade. I still get name called for being to skinny but i have a voice now those people do it because if they're insecure they believe we should to and thats not correct. Dont stay quiet have a voice and it will all go away i promise. Im 5'7 now and do all these activities, they made me stronger and i made them weaker. 

Jacky, 16, California

I care because my daughter is a target of bullying.  I see how it has changed her from a normal, average preteen, into a depressed, anxious, and intraverted 12 year old.  I hear the stories of not only the children inthe school but also the teachers bullying my child and I am left to pick up the pieces.  I care because I love my child and know NO child should go through this.

Candice, 29, Maryland

My sister who is in highschool was bullied for the people she hangs out with. Shes different and people don't like that. Be different. Don't let people bring you down, be yourself.

May, 13, Minnesota

I was bullyied REALLY early. I was, like, in first grade when that started and was terrible. I've hated myself for so many years because of that. I just heard these days that my older sister was also bullyied, and she told me 'Time cures everything and will give you what you need to show them who you are'. I don't hate myself anymore. I don't care about those people anymore, but I just don't know 'till today WHY I was bullyied.

Laura, 15, OT

I care because bullying happens everywhere, and im sick of seeing it. People in my very own school get bullied everyday and i want to help. I will make a commitment to try to stop bullying. I will do anything. I've never been physically bullied but i have been called names, and it hurts. I have seen strories about how kids have commited suicide because of bullying and it breaks my heart. Im ready to make a difference in my community and i will succeed! 

Sakiah, 14, MD

I never really was bullied, but I always became friends to those who were bullied. Like last year, a girl named Laura she was new to the country and she made expressions that kids our school took it the wrong way. The would come up to her and say mean things. She was new, but she understood everything. I never called her names I actually gave her advice. And the funny thing was those girls who insulted her were actually my friends. Yea, my group was like the ones everyone scared. I dont want people to be scared of me. I like making friends the NICE way. So be an outcast of your group, even if they dont agree with you. It can make a difference,

Michelle, 14, NY

i have been bulled by people and tthere words really hurt me it made me feel sad and at the same time hurt by there words.i tryed to forget about it but i couldn't because i started to feel the words that those people said.

lacy, 14, nevada

Because I feel so sad, worry to see my daughter cry every day cry after school, she it's only 8 years and every day she doesn't came back to school. 

Ivon m, 27, San Francisco CA

I was bullied to the poimt of starvation, I'm never going to be what they want me to be. Eating use to be so simple, not now. It's a fight. Everyone tells me how sickly thin I look, to me I'm not thin. But It's not all about looking thin, its about control. Those people ruined my veiws on life, and I couldn't watch anyone go through the same as me, It'd be too cruel.

Chloe, 13, England

bullying is unacceptable because it can cause a lot of trouble.It can affect the way people learn or the way they act.It can hurt people's feelings.KIds should learn how to make peace and be nce to each other.By doing this it will mae our school and community a better place.This is why I care                                                                                                                                   

Abisola, 12, MA

It breaks my heart that people get bullied,including me. I don't understand why people think its ok to hurt someone from the inside and out.I never want anyone to have to face bullying. we are all different. Everyone judges someone even if they don't know the person. You should get to know someone before hating on them.Bullying is a very serious thing in this world. If you see someone getting picked on in school or out of school you should take a stand and help them[or even go get help]. I know its not easy doing that but it makes a big difference for the person. also it makes you feel like you have done the right thing and not be the one just watching, doing nothing about it. Make a stand. I have come to realization that i can't keep letting people bully me or others. Its not right. I am taking a Stand!!!!!!DO THE RIGHT THING!!!

Ana, 15, Ga

there was a forward going around the school about me. one of my frinds was the one who made it up,too. look...im sick of it. kids are killing themselves, they are getting tortured, and no one is doing anything about it! ive actually thought about and tried to commit suicide. im sorry-but people dont need to do this to each other, i wish they wouldnt---and hopefully  it stops. soon. :'(

livv, 13, denver,colorado

my best friend is beaten up and bullied all the time but he wont tell anyone because he thinks itll make things worse i love him to pieces and want him to be safe but that wont happen until bullying is stopped

chloe, 13, uk

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Jennifer, 13, Texas

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