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  • When I was a teen I was bullied. It resolved because I graduated

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  • I was bullied and beat up in my first yr of high school. I ended up seeing this girl as an adult and she’s all I don’t remember that. I told her well I did and it’s why I ended up dropping out of school. My daughter was threatened in the 8th grade so I pulled her out of school. She flourished when she was out the public school and in an independant study. It makes me so sad that kids are ending their lives. Thank you 🙂

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  • My son was bullied a few years ago now the person has moved

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  • I was in middle school/early high school. I most hated riding the freaking bus.

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  • I dealt with bullying as a child and I just would ignore it I never asked anyone for help or really told anyone.

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  • bullied on the bus, hated riding the bus, didn’t really resolve just sort of grew out of it i guess.

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  • Yes, unfortunately I have. My son was bullied in school by the supposed cool kids. At the time I wanted to go up to the school and talk to the principle but my son did not want us to. Fortunately he had enough self-esteem that he wasn’t effected to badly by it. Today he is a very confident Air Force Pilot and the kids who made fun of him didn’t do much with their lives. I really want him to go to his school reunion to show off.

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  • I was bullied a lot as a teenager but back then it was considered “normal” and so it was never really resolved.

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  • I was picked on as a child.

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  • My daughter had to deal with being cyber bullied…I had to confront the parents and straighten it out.

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  • When I was in grade school and middle school I dealt with being bullied. One student grabbed my collar and lifted me so I hit the locker behind me. No more bullying!!!!!

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  • in high school ty

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  • Yes when I was a kid… of course I just got in lots of fights to stop it. Good thing I was good at it.. school was relentless. Then raising my nephew he has problems, I went to his school, called thier parents, had a meeting and things were resolved. Never happened again.

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  • Yes with my kids and some was resolved.

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  • I was made fun of a lot when I was in grade and middle school, because I liked to read and didn’t really fit in with the popular crowd. It was never really resolved, but stopped by high school.

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  • I have had to involved the police when my daughter was being bullied at school…the school didn’t wish to take a stand on it…so I felt the need to go over their heads…the children were unable to be charged as they were all 11 and therefore “untouchable” by the law…they were suspended from school for three days~!!

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  • Thankfully we haven’t dealt with it, yet

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  • I used to get made fun of in high school because I didn’t have sex. I ignored it and knew I was making the right choice.

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  • I was bullied as a school child back in the 70’s but I think most of us were in one way or another. Unfortunately bulling today is a little different. You have so many different directions that it can come from

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  • I used to work at a wilderness facility for at-risk kids. I taught classes on conflict resolution, how to deal with bullying, etc. Although bullying is certainly a widespread phenomenon, I believe that teachers and parents can provide the tools that children need to empower them in those situations.

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    • The electronic age has expanded the reach of bullying exponentially through the use of social media via the internet.It is a much larger problem today.

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  • Luckily, I haven’t had to deal with it. I tried to teach my kids to stand up for themselves and to help someone they felt was being bullied.

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  • My heart aches for those who are bullied.

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  • I noticed that FB has become a great platform for cyber bullying with Adults! I usually stick up for people when they’re being picked on. I often wonder if Adults realize they’re being a bully and if they have kids on FB, they’re encouraging them to do the same.

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  • Laws can’t fix bullying. Hearts have to change from the inside out (through the love of Jesus).

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  • My son was bullied as a child. He ended up going to another school district.

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  • I am glad I wasn’t bullied as a kid. It’s a nightmare, I know, because I have come across people who have dealt with it.

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  • I was bullied as kid, but there was never an awareness of how it can affect a child/person as there is now

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  • I hate bullying! I was when I was young.

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  • It is so disgusting to see a woman abusing her husband at functions or in a public place.

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  • Being a small person I was bullied as a young girl. Then I just withdrew into my books. It was never resolved.

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  • Yes I was and no it was never resolved because back when I was younger it was called being teased which was a way for the adults/teachers to just brush it off but I’m glad to see that nowadays there’s something being done about it and I’m proud to see more kids and adults speaking up about it and standing together.

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  • I was bullied for my weight. Gave me low self esteem, still suffer from it now.

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  • I was bullied when I was young in school, the kids were mean to me and would laugh & make fun of me. It affected my self-confidence and to this day, it still bothers me.

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  • My 9 yr.old daughter was bullied most of last year by a girl in her class. Yes, thankfully it was finally resolved.

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  • My son was bullied when he was young. It was horrible for him. The school did nothing and neither did the parents

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  • I did in grade school but was embarrassed and didn’t tell my parents. It did have an effect on my self esteem for a long time.

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  • I HAD TO WISE UP AND LEARN HOW TO FIGHT BACK….

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  • i had a child who was bullied. It is a horrible thing for a child to bear.

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  • thankfully i have not

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  • i either brushed them off or fought back

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  • I was always teased and bullied in school. I was told in high school to stop talking to my male best friend whom I had known, and still know, since Kindergarten. If I didn’t, this girl said that she was going to kick my axx. I got tired of her threats, and I told her that I wasn’t going to stop talking to him, ever! If she wanted to fight, then let’s fight. But I wasn’t going to do what she wanted me to do because she kept threatening me. She was also spreading rumors about me around high school. Once I stood up to her, she stopped!

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  • I was bullied when I was a child, but the teacher stepped in and stopped it!

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  • I’ve been fortunate to never having to deal with bullying.

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  • Thankfully, I haven’t had to deal with bullying and neither have my children

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  • I was bullying in middle school and high school and I basically just was always nice to those who bullied me. Eventually they grew up a little and stopped tormenting me.

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  • My son was bullied in primary school. The problem was not resolved but fortunately for him, it was his last year in primary school and he started secondary school in a new school where there was no bullying.

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  • Lets stop bullying.

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  • Yes, my girls were horribly bullied.

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  • I have never directly dealt with bullying in my life and i hope i never have to

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  • I think there was a time when I was a kid that I had been bullied by my classmate, but I don’t remember it perfectly. It is a distant memory right now.

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  • I was bullied before when I moved to a new place and school. But I had the courage and eventually things got better 🙂

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  • No my family really hasn’t dealt with it. A lot of the news stories on some of the things bullies do are crazy.

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  • i used to be bullied, not daily but occasionally. i couldnt imagine being bullied everyday nonstop. i ignored it, and i was lucky enough it went away because i didnt act like i cared.

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  • my grandson was bullied while in grade school.his mom went to the school and it was resolved.

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  • My son was bullied in middle school for 3 years but he wouldn’t tell me because he thought if I told the principal, the bullying would get worse which it did until the police got involved.

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  • I was bullied a lot as a child – it still haunts me

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  • I never dealt with real bullying, just some bully-like friends, but I knew kids at school who were bullied. I guess my parents raised me right, because I always befriended them and was nice to them. I ran into one of them the other day at the store (a boy from my grade with special needs who had been bullied throughout our school years who I was always nice to) and he was doing really well, really happy, which made me so glad to see. Sometimes all it takes is one person to stand up with the kids being bullied to help those kids make it through.

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  • My son has been bullied this year. Kids are so mean and no it’s not over with yet. We are still dealing with it

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  • If everyone takes a stand – we can make a difference

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  • I applaud everyones efforts in making a change!

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  • Yes! I’ve always been very petite and underweight so I was picked on quite a bit.

    ubrewme@yahoo.com

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  • My daughters were bullied last year on the school bus by boys that went to a different school. After a lot of emails, calls, etc., those boys are on another bus this year!

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  • I never really had a problem with bullying.

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  • I grew up in a small community. There really wasn’t much bullying . Name calling was about it.

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  • Bullying needs to be stopped!

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  • I was bullied throughout my childhood. I was placed in a karate class and after winning a few fights was not messed with again..

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  • Fortunately, neither myself or my son have experienced bullying, but I have been reading up a lot about it lately and it really needs to STOP. It is totally unacceptable.

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  • Yes I have, it was resolved.

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  • when my son was very young I did – actually it’s part of the reason I began homeschooling!
    I did as a kid too – it made me very standoffish 🙁 not good! Took me a long time to overcome it

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  • Thankfully, I haven’t had to deal with bullying.

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  • last year when my son was in pre-k was bullied by a 3rd grader on the bus.. I did put a stop to that when i called the school

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  • I’ve seen it happen several times growing up… it is heartbreaking! 🙁

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  • I haven’t, but I have 11 grandchildren and several of them have. Yes it was resolved. Thank God.

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  • I dealt with it by trying to help those who were bullied. I stood up for them when they couldn’t themselves and helped give them confidence and was there for them as a friend.

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  • I dealt with it constantly growing up. Never “resolved” just ignored.

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  • I think everyone has dealt with it a little bit. I have dealt with it from time to time in school

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  • Yes, I have and I stood up to her after school! I remember it quite vividly. My daughter had that problem to, and pregnant and all I remember running down the street after that little twerp so I could find out where she lived and I took care of the matter. Thanks for this fabulous opportunity! Sure would help big time in my house.

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  • I was bullied by my step mother. My older sons now 23 and 20 bullied for being homosexual. My 9 year old has been “picked on” for being short and thin. We recently found out that he has a disability that has attributed to these conditions and are taking the necessary steps to help him. He has informed his “friends” at school of his disability and he has quickly found out who is true friends are. They have been warm and responsive to him and his needs. They have also taken it upon themselves to report anyone and everyone who has decided to bully my son. Some of his “true” friends as he calls them are surprisingly 4th and 5th graders where he is a 3rd grader. So yes, we are dealing with bullying and do not tolerate it. Thank you for the support.

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    • oh Michelle. i’m glad he’s finding out his true friends
      what that must do to your heart as a mama tho!

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  • I believe that we all should take a stand against Bullying…. It hurts forever!

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  • I was picked on a little bit in 7th grade but thats about it.

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  • i was picked on a little bit

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  • i was picked on a little bit.

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  • no i have not really dealt with bullying, it’s just a terrible thing to do to someone

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  • I’ve heard horror stories about it, but luckily haven’t had to deal with it personally.
    Thanks for the contest.

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  • I was in junior high. a long story short the teachers got active and parents were called and all involved were required to attend a meeting with principle. eventually later in life me became friends

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  • I was bullied as a child and my youngest son dropped out of school because of bullying. I also worked as a volunteer teen crisis counselor and bullying was one of the major crisis calls!

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  • I was bullied all through elementary school by one particular girl. She made my life miserable. Since she had such a strong personality she was able to talk other girls into treating me like crap as well. That was never resolved. It was over 35 years ago and I still think of it. Moving on to junior high I added to more tormentors to my list. Why I was picked on I don’t really know. I was very shy and I think that may have had something to do with it. My Mom tried to talk to their Mom’s but that only made things worse. I don’t understand why some people are so cruel.

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  • I was bad at sports, didn’t wear the right brand of sneakers or jeans, and loved books. This made me such a target for bullying in school. I’m trying hard to teach my kids not to judge people on mere appearances!

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  • I was bullied as a child, am the child of a father who is a bully and have been bullied in the work force. Ironically I have been able to counsel others successfully in managing their own victimization but not done so well with my own. It is pervasive, damaging and often both emotionally and physically brutal in how it impacts and affects a person in the short and the long term!

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  • I was bullied as a child, and it was never resolved. It wasn’t terrible to the point of self inflicting physical damage or anything, but it was still very rough on me. And it was never dealt with, and I think that it affected a lot of decisions I made as I got older. I know it definitely hurt my self esteem

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  • I have not dealt with bullying

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  • Being short with large breasts in the 4th grade I was always bullied. Thankfully I had friends that stood up for me.

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  • IVE SEEN PEOPLE ,,,,FRIENDS,,,ALL KINDS OF BULLYING,,,,,,SHAME ON THEM FOR BEING SO CRUEL N MEAN,,,,,,,,,,

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  • My child was bullied for years. Made her stop going to school but she fought back and survived the bullying. Bullying has gone on for years but with so much social media it is far worse.

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  • I haven’t been bullied , personally, but do know some who have been. Some were resolved, some not

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  • I have never had the bullying experience but my daughter was bullied in jr high for being overweight.She became bulemic in high school and we had to deal with that .. She is now a well adjusted adult , thank goodness

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  • My best friend on elementary schoold being bullied because of his sex orientation, and out teacher help solved this matter.

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  • Don’t know anyone that has had a bully problem.

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  • yes i did

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  • no i have not my daughter starts school next year

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  • A lot of children are being hurt emotionally by bullying. I found out years later that some of my children were being teased, etc. about their clothes they wore. I t is said so many people can be mean. It often reflects from their parents and their attitudes.

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  • i see alot of my friends in high school being bully just because they different or because they over weight, i never speak up or stand up for them. i should do that. i hope is not to late to take a stand now.

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  • Yes, my Autistic son is bullied at school and the kids are calling him “Retard”.

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  • I’ve been bullied before. I just stood my ground and didn’t listen to them. They ran away because teachers were nearby.

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  • I have been . It sucked and it as over 30 yrs ago. Teachers didnt care then. A jock Dorrie H. kicked the persons butt and they never bothered me again.

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  • My son was bullied in school and ended up home schooling

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  • It was my son by a teacher. We changed his school.

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  • I was bullied for being an outsider. When I was six, I had to move from Arizona to Hawaii abruptly. The kids in Hawaii spoke differently -they used pidgin- and they insulted me for using proper English. I guess it was resolved when we all grew up. Pidgin is okay and all, and I use it sometimes myself now days, but the kids really need to learn to treat others better.

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  • when i was in grade school, i was bullied saying my voice was too low.

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  • I remember the terrible feeling of being bullied as a child over the tiniest things like having freckles, but it still made every day of school a struggle. I would love to help end bullying before my kids are in school, and at least raise awareness so that they know how to deal with it when it does happen!

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  • Bullying for girls often takes on body issues aspects. Nobody is perfect, especially the jerk bullying you.

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  • A bully never gets far in life.

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  • I am standing up against bulling – the chance to win paypal cash is just a bonus , lets end bulling !!

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  • I remembered when I was in grade school I was bullied. Such an unpleasant memory.
    It is important that children are being taught about good morals and right conduct at home and parents should be the very example of such good traits so that when children start to make friends, attend school, socialize with others, they will behave well.

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  • my son is bullied ALL the time!!

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  • I came from a very neglectful and abusive home, and that was difficult enough. But the absolute worst was the horrible bullying from not just kids, but from teachers also. I am almost 60 yr. old and even though I’ve had plenty of help from professionals my self-esteem is still in the toilet. People don’t understand that if you are bullied at a young age, it can set up a lifetime of bad choices, judgments and/0r behaviors. Please listen parents, advocate for your children! My first suicide attempt was at the age of 8! This is very serious stuff!

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  • no not at all

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  • My oldest son was bullied when he was is school because he was so small. It turned out that he had a brain tumor by his pituitary gland that was preventing him from growing. It’s been 6 1/2 yrs. now since he had the tumor removed and now he is over 6ft. tall and he is doing good. But, he was in the hospital for 3 months and I often wonder if those kids felt bad for how they treated him when they found out. He was still in high school when he had it removed. But they used to take his backpack from him and play keep away with it among other things.

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  • Unfortunately, My child was bullied by her teacher to the point that I had to remove her from school.

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  • My daughters were victims of bullying. It wasn’t dealt with buy the school after repeated complaints. We eventually had to take them out and homeschool them.

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  • I was bullied for most of my life because of my weight, unfortunately I’ve never dealt with it very well. I’ve become a bit antisocial.

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    • (((HUGS))) Simone

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  • being overweight my whole life I have dealt with bullying…it is something that I have to deal with even as an adult unfortunately.

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  • my nephew has ashbergers and is bullied ALL the time!!

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  • thankfully my kids havent had that problem yet

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  • I’ve gotten pretty lucky and I’ve never been bullied (at least not severely) but my cousin has had problems with bullies. However, going to a new school was the solution and she’s doing much better.

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  • I was briefly bullied many, many years ago in Jr High by one very large girl (who had been left back and was 2 years older than me) and her two friends. Big girl threatened to beat me up every day after gym. She’d shove me but didn’t escalate to blows. After weeks of this, I was scared to go to school. I finally stood up for myself and told her “Okay – I don’t want to, but let’s fight! You will undoubtedly beat the h*ll out of me, but you will NOT walk away unhurt. I’ll fight as hard as I can!” Thankfully she backed off and left me alone after that.

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  • It’s a harsh world…it is important to build self-esteem so that words do not cut as deep.

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  • I had a boy down the street bullying my son, but after he found out I was his mom…it stopped

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  • I was bullied in high school, I look back on it now and see how stupid it really was.
    I’ve raised my 11 year old to be accepting and non judgemental.
    She knows to walk away from conflict and notify myself and teachers.

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  • i was bullied when i was in grade school saying i was too thin.

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  • I was bullied up until my junior year of high school. I wasn’t always aware of everything that was being said about me, until later when a friend informed me, but I always felt like an outsider and never accepted. I was treated for depression in grade school and high school and it never really got better. I’m sure people were still talking about me my junior and senior year, I just no longer had a friend to tell me, because I switched schools.

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    • This makes me so sad, Cathy

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  • I has friend who was bully, I always had to stand up to him or fight him bullying

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  • bullying should b taken more seriously & we all need to do our part w our kids to make sure it ends

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  • my husband has as a minority (white) child in a Caribbean island. Read more here: http://www.myobamayear.com/2013/04/my-life-as-a-minority/

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  • I was always a chubbier kid when I was younger, not obese, just slightly overweight and I had chubby cheeks. So I was bullied. I eventually learned to just avoid the people that bullied me.

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  • I was bullied at work by other women in a so-called woman friendly company called Title 9 Sports, owned by of all people, a lesbian woman who was NOT pro-woman. In Berkeley CA too, go figure! Hyporcisy is everywhere.

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  • I was bullied, because my sister had learning disabilities.
    Kids can be so cruel.
    Thanks for the giveaway! =)

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  • I’ve been bullied by people in places of authority over me, it wasn’t pretty. It should be stamped out at an early age so it doesn’t get to these ridiculous extremes!

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  • I myself was bullied @ work by a supervisor! She was younger (a common occurance in the Nursing field!) & less experienced, & she resented my experience & certifications. But rather than be upfront, she continually asked me for assistance/advice & then took my feedback & used it as her own ideas to HER supervisors. When I realized what was going on, I started to speak up about several issues & she didn’t like it – so she worked to undermine their confidence in me & took a passive-aggressive tone w/me… long story short, she got me fired! (But I took it to the State Board of Nursing, & reported her. But I still to this day feel like she got the best of me….)

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  • Don’t let anyone take your sparkle!

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  • As a child i was bullied untill half way through highschool. at the time i was devestated, i didnt want to go to school most days as the majority of the day i was tormented. Now i always think twice before i use hurtfull words and will never tolerate any bulling in way in my life now. i hope for some kids school will be better for them than it was for me! Kids can be cruel, but remember so can adults.

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    • Kids really can be cruel. As can adults 🙁

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  • I was always bullied as a Child, and as a Teenager. It was acceptable back when I was young. It was supposed to make you learn to deal with problems. Now a days as I raised my own Children they have to dealt with Bullying. Only difference now is it is cruel and violent bullying. I don’t tolerate and never will. And I don’t stop until something is done for my Children. I have 8 Children and I stand by them and don’t and didn’t stop until something was done with each and every event. I love being an advocate for my Schools and my Children. There fore we have a ZERO tolerence in our School district now. AMEN

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    • Way to go Mama!

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  • I did when I was younger but just ignored it. My daughter was last year when she was called fat. The teacher had a talk with the girl and it hasn’t happened again. Thank you!

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  • I was bullied years ago and so were some of my sisters. In those days, no one did anything about it. Kids had to take matters into their own hands and find their own solutions. If they told on the people who were hurting them, the problem would get worse. I am glad people are trying to do something about this.

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  • I did when I was in high school. I just kept on going. Never got HORRIBLE but it could have…

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  • I never had a problem with bullying. Occasionally, I had a few people who were constantly rude to me and I did my best to ignore them. It makes me sad that bullying happens!

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  • I never really was bullied. Occasionally, there were a few people who were constantly rude to me and I did my best to ignore them.

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  • I was bullied all through school, and noone ever helped.

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  • Yeah ,I was bullied for a short time in high school but it wasn’t that dramatic.

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  • My daughter had a girl that taunted her last year in first grade. Thankfully, her teacher and I dealt with it swiftly. Her school has a zero tolderance for any bullying.

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    • I’m glad. Kids can be mean. Girls can especially be mean when little.

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  • I did experience bullying in high school and sad to say it wasn’t resolved. I just tried to ignore it. I wish more people would take a stand again bullying.

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  • Luckily, I’ve never had much of an issue with bullying.

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  • We’ve battled bullying issues with my daughter throughout elementary school. Luckily, we’ve found both other parents and our elementary school to be both open and helpful. I don’t think there’s such thing as bullying “ending.” But we CAN help make it easier to manage bullying issues when the arise.

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    • Good point.

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  • I used to be bullied in school, I just turned the other cheek. Sometimes it was bad especially in gym class in high school. I think being a bully only shows others how you feel about yourself. People often use bullying as an excuse for doing bad things when they are older. But even though some is due to that, most of it is that bully still has low self esteem and has never accepted it. Ranging from how they are treated in their own home. One big problem is how people perceive that life should be like for themselves. When it doesn’t work out that way they tend to be more jealous and angry because they can’t meet their own expectations. There are so many reasons that people bully others from kids to adults. Unless you are in a harmful position with someone, keeping your distance is the best and letting someone else know about it. My daughter had a bully in middle school who hit my daughter. When we had a parent-child-principle meeting. The bully said I didn’t slap her, her face hit my hand. The bad thing was that parent accepted what their child had said. That’s what the world has come to, so many excuses and not enough responsiblity for actions. I’m not an expert in this field, but just going on lifes’ experiences. Follow what the bible teaches and there would be a big shift of change in our world.
    ncjeepster@aol.com

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  • Yes I was bullied when I was in the 7th grade, it wasn’t really resolved she just moved on to someone else. My daughter had some trouble with a bully in high school, with pretty serious threats made. It went on quite a while before she told us, I knew something was wrong but she just wouldn’t tell me. The situation was resolved by the school after a meeting.

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  • I was very good at ignoring insults about my weight. Of course I still heard them, but I didn’t let them see it. The less reaction they got, the quicker they stopped. One guy would act like an earthquake was happening when I walked by. He did it for the umpteenth time in front of the whole class, so while he was on his knees I kicked him in the hoo-haas. He didn’t bother me again. That was as physical as it ever got. I can’t imagine having FB and Twitter when I was in high school, but again, I would have blocked unkind people and ignored it. Bully’s want a reaction because they probably aren’t getting attention and love at home.

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  • I was bullied in highschool but it stopped because I started to defend myself. It was a long time ago when people didn’t want to talk about it.

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  • yes, I was bullied in middle school. No one helped. Administrators and teachers turned the other way and did nothing to help me.

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    • That makes me sad.

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  • My son was bullied when he was in elementary school and I called the boy’s parents and told them what was going on. It was resolved.

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  • My son was bullied pretty badly when we moved to the (small) city that we live in now. I had no idea because he wasn’t telling me, and it quickly escalated. I found out by a chance slip from him and found out he was punched in the face (he said he fell that day), cornered in the bathroom, teased, etc.. I intervened and went straight to the Principle. There was a grade-wide talk about bullying that went on after that. He was in the 4th grade, and nobody realized that they were starting that young; it wasn’t addressed here. It got better after that and the main physical offenders were expelled. It seems that it was pretty widespread; once a few started, the rest quickly caught on to it too, so that everyone was either a bully or bullied. So sad.

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  • My family has not had to deal with a bully. Thank god.

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  • I have not had to deal with a bully. They have a good program at our local school.

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  • Thanks God I never had to deal with bullying. But I can imagine how hard it should be, and how much pain bullying can cause.

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  • I used to be bullied in school, but I’ve managed to avoid that in my adult life.

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  • I have not dealt with it. It seems to me that with the internet, smartphones with cameras and technology in general, it has made much more prevalent and widespread.

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  • My girls have just started school and I’m more aware of what they will be dealing with in bullying and cyber bulling. Back in my day it was names or talking behind your back. Now it’s on such a large scale the damage that can be done.

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  • Growing up I was heavy so I was bullied a lot in school. Nothing really came of it but it was tough
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  • Our son was being bullied at school. We called the principal, and he dealt with it decisively. Our son wasn’t bothered again, and eventually the boy was expelled.

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  • My teen daughter dealt with it for almost 2 years. I had to go to her school on several occasions
    I talked with the principle ,the teachers, and then I got fed up and told the girls doing this I would
    file charges on them for harassement!It finally stopped and no more problems thank god.

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  • I was bullied in grade school. Was even slapped in the face by the bullier in front of the whole gym class and no one said or did anything to help me….including the teacher. They just let the person get away with it. I was so humiliated. 🙁

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  • Bullying is so horrible! I was bullied from elementary school to high school.. Even a little bit at University, where you would think people w2ould be grown up. I think there is not enough parental involvement or at least the right kind. We need to stand up to bullies.

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  • I was never bullied, but I knew of people who were. I could never understand how someone could be so cruel to another human being…

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  • I’m a big anti-bullying advocate and so are my children. It saddens me that there is an increase in bullying and that people/children are taking it to places that are permanent i.e. the web and will scorn these victims for the rest of their life

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  • We have had it in our family with one of my little nephews who has ADHD and Aspergers. He is in a different school for Austism now. Was horrible though!!! I also have a neighbor that is an adult bully!!!!!

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  • As a teacher most schools take a hard stance on bullying. My school just recently had a case of bullying which we are still resolving right now but it looks like the one bullying will not be returning to our school

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  • I have not had to personally deal with bully-ing and do not have kids of my own yet. But I know how big of a problem this is becoming and makes me happy in some ways that my nieces and nephews are being home school. Its sad that it has become such a problem.

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  • my nephew was bullied by a kid at school and it luckily stopped and the kid appologized

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  • Yes, used to get bullied in school all the time…this past weekend a middle school student here took his own life due to being bullied so badly!!! 🙁

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  • Nearly all of my elementary years were just fraught with bullying. I was pushed down stairs, intimidated, hit, had tacks stuck to me, my head bashed into a brick wall. Sadly, nothing was ever done and I was advised to “avoid them” (pretty hard when they are in your class) and to ignore them. At one point my father was so annoyed he threatened to put the bully into a room with me and to let us knock it out. Great.

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  • sometimes though not easy you have to take a stand, regardless.

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  • being a member of a minority, ,YES. I was bullied by other kis and adults

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  • Like most people, I was bullied as a child. Most times I felt left out or ignored. Now, I have a small group of true friends! 🙂

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  • No I have never been bullied in my day at school it was different, but my grand son bless his 10 year old heart when he saw a friend getting bullied he stop it and the bully got in trouble but not my grand son because he was helping the other kid. Now the child is fine and in his class there is no more bulling

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  • I was never bullied as a child, but I did see it happening and I have to be honest I never did anything.

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  • I was bullied when I was younger because I had big teeth. But I stood up for myself, and it never happened again.

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  • We have been lucky and have never had a problem with anyone being bullied in our family.

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  • For myself school was a nightmare with the bullying. My son was also bullied but not after I changed him to another school.

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  • bullying is so sad, especially when you see the kids committing sucide from being bullied. My son is ten and evryday when he gets home from school, I ask him if he has been picked on or seen it that day.

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  • I think everyone has dealt with at some time or another although I see much less of it with my kids at school. It is still there but better. We are teaching the next generation and we should keep plugging away. Their kids will hopefully be even better.

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  • I’ve never knew of anyone personally, but I had a friend who knew a kid who was bullied. Sadly it wasn’t resolved, the kid committed suicide.

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  • I was never bullied – I have never seen it either. I volunteered as a art teacher for many years.

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  • I was bullied in the fourth grade by a very athletic girl named Katie. I came in as a new kid after the school year was already underway. She constantly taunted me and threatened to “get me” after school. It made my fourth grade experience so bad, I left my Mom’s house and went to live with my Dad in another town. Years later my daughter was bullied in a MUCH SCARIER way. She was in her freshman year of high school and three girls were threatening to beat her up. They repeatedly sent others with messages to her, to “watch her back”. I was beside myself. I worked out of town and worried if something were to happen, I couldn’t get to her fast enough. She wore braces and I just pictured her with her mouth all cut up and bloody. Sounds crazy? It was! These girls were of a gang and were well known to bully a lot of other girls. The school officials told me none of the other cases ended well. It was then that I really got frightened and felt the strength of their threats.

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  • When I went to school in the ’60’s and ’70’s, there were no problems with bullying. Children were brought up better in those days.

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  • never had to deal with it

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  • I was a victim of bullying as a kid, so much so that it still affects me as an adult. I suffer from severe social anxiety issues because of it. I went through years of therapy. I was picked on because of a large scar on my face where I had had a large skin graft done as a baby. Kids harassed me and threw rocks at me as I walked home from school. I got in a lot of fights sticking up for myself. My parents even offered to get me plastic surgery, but I was afraid it would turn out even worse. They put me in a really small private school, which did help a little. I think the name calling was what hurt the most. Balloon face, Al Pacino, T1000, Burn face, but I think the worst one that still stings a little is Scarface, because I heard it the most, even in high school. Lucky for me, it stopped in high school for the most part, when I learned to manage my unruly hair and tame it to cover my scar, which was starting to become more of the color of the rest of my skin at that point. There were a couple of jerks who I still heard referring to me as scarface even after high school. These were the SAME kids that picked on me in elementary school and middle school. I did hear one of them call me T1000 at a party, just after we graduated high school, and I punched him right in his face. I know that that isn’t the answer, but I can’t even put into words how good it felt.

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    • OMG Sorry for posting such a long comment. This just hits a little close to home for me.

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  • I have not had to deal with it, but when I hear of I get so mad! I believe it is the fault of the parents.

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  • I haven’t, personally, but I watched the documentary BULLY the other day, and it made me cry….so sad.

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  • Yep but I stuck up for my self and never had anything really dumb happen.

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  • I had a bully in grammar school. Luckily, my mother is tough, she confronted the bully and he finally stopped bothering me.

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  • I’ve dealt with bullying a lot in my life, going to private school was really hard for someone who wasn’t rich like the other kids and didn’t fit in. Rather than let it control my life and make me fearful, I went the opposite way and was lucky to have a great support structure at home. It made me stronger. Now I feel its up to me to help those that don’t have that same support or strength alone.

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    • You are AWESOME and insipiring, Tess.

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  • My son was bullied in the 4th grade so bad I pulled him out of school a month before school was to end and home schooled him. The school refused to do anything because they felt the parents wouldn’t do anything so what is the point- plus they didn’t want to loose the money they get for each child- they should have thought more about that because I pulled both my kids and so they lost money on 2 instead of 1.

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    • 🙁

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  • I have 2 kids I want that happen to my kids

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  • I have never delt with bullying myself, but I have seen it way too much often 🙁

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  • It’s unfortunate for any kid to deal with bullying at any age.

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  • I got bullied some when I was younger. The best way I had to deal with it was to fight back.

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  • In high school, a girl decided to beat me up. I decided not to raise my raise my hands. I made no move. She hit me a couple times and gave up. I was not worth her time.

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  • I’ve never had to deal with it before, and my daughter isn’t school aged yet.

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  • I have worked with kids for at least 10 years, and I have seen the effects of both sides of bullying. Unfortunately, the person who is doing the bullying is doing it for attention and has an underlying issue that needs dealt with. I have learned that kids who do the bullying need to know you are there for them, and will help them in anyway that you can. Just having someone to talk to makes a huge difference.

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  • i was bullyed as a child but i road it through..

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  • I’ve been bullied, mostly over my weight and reclusive manner. Although I was quiet, the few times I acted out against a bully, it caused others to back off. Just because someone is quiet doesn’t mean they’re weak.

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  • Bullying is terrible. All parents should make their children aware that bullying is wrong.

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  • I was bullied as a kid because of the color of my eyes. It felt horrible. I am against all forms of bullying.

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  • i’ve never had to deal with bullying but i have stopped others from doing it when i was in school

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  • i have never been bullied,as being very tall and playing soccer since 1st grade,but my oldest son was when he was little,i comfort the parents of other boy and we never had any problems again..my son was about 7y old.

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  • I haven’t personally but I’ve seen the devastating affects of bullying.

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  • I never had a problem with bullying in school but my younger brothers have been bullyed constantly. The problem is schools say they have a zero bullying policy but they have never done anything to help stop it in my brother’s school.

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    • This makes me sad. And angry.

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  • I was bullied when I was in school, both of my kids were bullied – The school did nothing, but we took care of it.

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    • I’m glad you took care of it!

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  • twitted this today, 15/04

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  • My son dealt with bullying in middle school. He was overweight ( we found out later he had Metabolic Syndrome, which led to Juvenile Diabetes) and it was horrific. He is the most caring person I know and has dedicated his life, as a paramedic, to helping others.

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    • How wonderful he is giving his life to help others now after what he went through!

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  • i had an issue in jr high, many yrs ago 🙂 but it was from a cousin not a school mate. yes its resolved!

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  • I have not personally been, but I have some friends who were. I always tried to support them and told them that people only bully to get attention and once you refuse to be bullied that it would get better.

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  • twitted this today, 14/04

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  • No I still will kick their you know what 30 years later…I am still mad.!

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  • I was picked on in school. It was never resolved and it occasionally still haunts me today.

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  • I was bullied in school most of my grades. I will never attend a class reunion.

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  • no i havent ever been bullied thank goodness~!

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  • Yes, my son was bullied and it was very hard on him. My husband and I ended up going to the school and having a conversation with the principal and guidance office. After almost a year, the bulling finally stopped.

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  • My sister was always a victim of bullying. She was in special ed because she couldn’t read very well and was dyslexic. It hurt me pretty bad to see her crying most of the time after school because she was being made fun of. It became less of a thing as she got older.. but it was always still there. People saying mean and hurtful things TO and ABOUT her! That’s why I have always been against bullying! Thanks for bringing this to the light and sharing!

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  • I was a victim of bullying in junior high school by two older girls who thought I’d spread rumors about them, when I had no idea who they were. It all came to a head when she slapped me across the face and my mom had a talk with the school. The bullying itself stopped, but the threat was still there… of course this was also back in the day when people were actually scared of being punished, because they actually WOULD get punished for their actions, and people actually had a little self respect, if not respect for others. I think bullying today is much worse, because everyone’s hands are tied due to rules and regs, and rights of the bullier.

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  • I was bullied on my school bus and my oldest brother took care of it. My oldest son was bullied and it wasn’t taken care of as it should have been. I wasn’t told about it and that is a sad thing for me but I am more aware of it with all children now for sure.

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    • 🙁 I’m sorry Stephanie!

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  • I was bullied in school and high-school.

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  • I was picked on and somewhat of an outcast most of my school years. i wouldn’t say it went as far as bullying. i am amazed at the lengths kids go today to make others feel insecure.

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  • I was bullied in school and knew plenty of people who were also bullied. It seems like something that has always happened.

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  • Have you dealt with bullying in your life?

    so-so….pretty much a dangerous person to bully these days

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  • I dealt with teasing and being the new kid when I was growing up 25 years ago but I don’t consider it bullying. It is so so sad that people, especially fragile kiddos, have to endure this and they are killing themselves because it is so traumatic. Just sickening. I don’t have any other experience with it…no children or close friends/family enduring it…that I know of….I think it’s hidden a lot.

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  • Absolutely! Middle school was terrible for me!

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  • I wasn’t bullied physically or anything like that, but emotionally I was… I was overweight when I was young and there were some kids who had to make comments or make fun of me

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  • I was bullied in the 4th grade.

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  • I was picked on in school but thankfully it was not to the point of bullying. Even being picked on is not easy though.

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  • Growing up is tough enough as is. Never mind being bullied. No child should ever have to deal with bullying.

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  • i tell my kids to turn the other cheek and always to tell me or a teacher if any bullying goes on

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  • I personally have not dealt with bullying, but my little sister did a couple years ago, as did my soon-to-be stepdaughter just last year. Both were so depressed because of it, they both threatened suicide. Thankfully, with help, the bullying stopped and both girls are happy again today.

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  • I haven;t really had to deal with it. It makes me sad that its a growing problem and kids are doing absurd things to each other. This is an issue that needs to be dealt with, they need to realize their actions have consequences.

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  • My daughter was bullied when she was in 4th grade, I moved her out of the school

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  • I was bullied for ages after we emigrated to Canada from the UK at the age of 7. My speech, hair, clothes, shoes, everything was different, and produced years of torment at the hands of my schoolmates, so in later years I have great empathy for children in the same position. Unfortunately it didn’t end with elementary school, as a nursing student I was ridiculed by 2 specific classmates. At our 35th reunion, the same 2 people made derogatory comments to me and again I felt vulnerable, the hurt resurfaced, I am very reluctant to attend any more reunions.

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    • This makes me very sad to read, Mary.

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  • In my town, bullying seems to happen far to often. It is truly unfortunate that people resort to bullying tactics in which most cases are unresolved and either a tragedy happens or the person just becomes a recluse. There has to be more done to stop bullying period.

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  • My daughter was a victim of bullying in Middle school and yes it was resolved. I was bullied on my job several years ago which resulted in me becoming depressed and having panic attacks. I was put on meds and the lady eventually physically assaulted me. It was not resolved, she kept her job and I was eventually pushed out of my 19 year job.

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  • When I was a little boy I would always be bullied by one kid, it wasn’t until I stood up for myself that this boy left me alone.

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  • I, too, experienced prejudicial bullying when I was in middle school. I was not allowed to sit with certain girls at lunch and was told by them that I was not accepted by them. No one would walk home with me or sit next to me on the bus. I never knew what was wrong with me until my first high school reunion when people told me why I wasn’t allowed to be near them. Their parents thought my family was in the Mafia because we are Italian. It is terribly sad to have lived with these emotional scars from cruel children with ignorant parenting.

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    • Oh, Roz. That’s awful 🙁

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  • We were so restrained and reined in by the nuns in my Catholic school (1950s) that we all felt a feeling of beleaguered solidarity and there was no bullying that I recall, not among the kids. But the nuns bullied some of us, sad to say. I myself was hit and pummeled by a nun when I was in kindergarten. No one, in those days, would have complained.

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  • I was bullied as a child for having a weight problem. Mean people suck. Now I just make sure to remind my children that bullies are ugly people and they have to be bigger than that each day.

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  • Yes, there was a lot of bullying in my high school. It wasn’t physical but it was emotional bullying, if you weren’t “in” with the right crowd.

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  • Oh, yes. I had a bully in grammar school. He would not leave me alone. One day he followed my home, and pushed me down on the ground, I was crying hysterically, I was so scarred. Luckily, I lived close to home, and as soon as I arrive home and my mother saw the state I was in, she confronted the bully, who happened to walking down our street, and gave him a right earful. He never bullied me again after that…thanks, Mom!

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  • I’m liking this post re:bullying more and more as it’s creating an open discussion among us so that our voices CAN be heard and maybe changes CAN be made.

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  • Yes as a child, young adult, and even as a grown adult but obese woman yes I have been bullied. It’s never actually been “resolved” other than my circumstances changed (ie: I grew up, changed schools, moved away from home for college, etc. Also had gastric bypass surgery 3 years ago so I’m not as fat as I used to be and subsequently don’t feel as “singled-out” as I used to). Believe me, it’s not something easily gotten over. My children also experienced this in a slightly different way as they are multi-cultural, but look for the most part white but proudly speak of their heritage and their ethnic background. Their school district is mostly populated with African Americans, and so my kids have had problems not because they look white, but because the other kids at school don’t see the African American in them. It’s kind of ridiculous… like a bigotry but different. They’re dealing with it in their own ways, the youngest says when she can’t take it anymore, she’s just going to kick someone’s ass…. and while I don’t necessarily approve of this behavior, it’s hard to say, no that’s wrong you can’t do that. Yes other resolutions have been tried,

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  • Yes, I was bullied for being tall and skinny!

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  • I encountered it a few times as a child in school. Not a lot. There was one girl that, for some reason, liked to threaten to beat me up a few times a year. This was early grade school, 3rd-5th grade. Most of the time she didn’t follow through with her threats, but I remember being scared to death the whole day thinking I was going to get it after school. One time, after she had followed me all the way home (I lived 1/2 block from the school) taunting me as I was walking, my sister had a little talk with her. She never bothered me again, lol. If she had actually touched me, in that day & age (70’s) she definitely would have been suspended. I have a couple of grandkids that have been bullied a few times. My oldest granddaughter is 10 1/2. Someone actually smacked her in the face earlier this year. The girl lost recess for the rest of the week. (3 more days) I don’t think that was sufficient punishment.

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  • I have not been bullied, but I do have some nieces that have. It’s terrible.

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  • It’s time for everyone to take a stand to bullying.

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  • Luckily I haven’t had to deal with bullying. The stories I hear are terrible though.

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  • I have not experience bullying.

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  • Yes, and the worse is when a family member is the bully! It’s psychologically terrible.

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  • Once upon a time I suggested a hashtag on Twitter to @theonlinemom on bullyinf topic… it was #BOOtheBully !! ☺

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  • In 8th grade I was bullied on the bus for no reason just because she didn’t like how I looked she was much bigger and would hit me in the head every day on the way home the bus driver did nothing about it she was sent to juvenile the next year so I was saved so that was the resolution

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  • i personally have not, but there is a little girl at my daughters school that has.

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  • I was on the bullied end of the mess back in the early/mid 80s, but as the Trevor Project says, “It Gets Better”. I know from experience.

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    • I’m glad to hear you say that. I’m sorry you lived with it

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  • Yes, I have dealt with it when I was growing up, and then when my children were young. Bullying is a nasty business, but it starts at home. Bullying isn’t an instinctive action, it is a learned action.

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    • I agree

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  • It’s a F****ing shame how often bullying is not taken seriously by those in a position to put an end to it. Teachers, parents, etc….perhaps if someone bullied THEM (say, a 250 pound person high on crack), they’d understand just a little bit what a devestating effect it can have. And while I don’t wish anyone ill, Karma has a way of biting you in the @$$.

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    • Very true…karma does have a way of coming around

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  • Yes, my child was bullied – once by the teacher, who told the class they throw rocks at my kid.. I told the teacher she’d have to take ME on if it happened again. It didn’t.

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  • I was always a little taller and a lot heavier than most other kids, but something I learned is that the “bullies” are usually the smaller guys. I was bullied several times through school by guys who were physically smaller than myself. I despise the stereotype that bullies are the big guys picking on little guys. It simply isn’t true.

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  • Yes, at 6 ft. tall I was called skinny & ugly for years, I am neither now.

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  • Yes I was bullied in middle school. my biggest regret was not sticking up for myself

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  • We have dealt with bullying with my oldest son. It wasn’t just kids it was the coaches and team captains of his football team. It is a terrible thing to deal with.

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    • That happens far more often than anyone realizes, I think 🙁

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  • I dealt with it in school and it is a real problem.

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  • I was bullied by a girl who was my best friend one day and made my life miserable the next. I really have no clue what happened, but I went home crying every day.

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    • That describes the group of girls I was “friends” with in grades 7 and 8. And a huge part of why my parents moved us to NH

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  • I was bullied badly until roughly my Junior Year of High School. I have a learning disability that isn’t really intellectual but my coordination is poor and I was always self conscious. It never really resolved it just sort of started nearly stopping once I hit about 17 because I think at that point people were focused on jobs, getting into college etc. rather than abusing someone but there were still a couple jerks.

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  • I remember when I used to get bullied. I really don’t want it to happen to future generations. It’s getting too far now, where bullying even leads to suicide; Now that is not okay! Bullying should stop

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    • Agree!

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  • Luckily I have not had to deal with bullying

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  • My little brother was bullied horribly in grade school and high school, and he’s still affected by it at age 22. It has been a slow, uphill battle to overcome the insecurities associated with being bullied. Kids are mean, and I hope one day he can move on.

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    • I hope so too Anne. These stories break my heart.

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  • for me bullying is a form of psychological violence that can give long time effect for the victim.

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  • I was bullied when I was younger, although it wasn’t called that (more like teasing and taunting). I shed a lot of tears. Nothing was really done about it.

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  • Yes, I had to deal with bullying when I was a child in school. It resolved itself gradually, as I grew up.

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  • I was bullied when I was younger, and sometimes still encounter it. Fortunately I have an amazing mother who would always support me and be there for me when I needed to talk to someone. She helped me be strong!

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    • I’m glad you had your mom behind you! I wish people could see there’s so many other things they could spend energy on than bullying others!

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  • fortunately I personally did not experience bullying.

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  • I was bullied a lot in grade school, but I don’t remember a lot of it. I believe I’ve repressed the memories.

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  • My oldest son started Kindergarten this past fall and he came home with bruises on his legs almost everyday from where the other children would push him, he is petite so I was sure they were being too rough with him. I called the teacher to notify her and she said she would talk to him to find out who were the children pushing him around and he never came home with another bruise again. I think the teacher did a very good job of putting a stop to the type of bullying that was going on in my son’s case!
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  • Very very much. I was so miserable.

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  • Luckily, I have never had to deal with bullying personally, but I have noticed its devastating effects on children and their families. It must stop. Strong parenting is the first step.

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    • I agree Spencer!

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  • I was bullied when I was younger and I find that a lot of the people who bullied me have grown up and are sorry for their actions.

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  • My daughter was bullied because she goes to church, and loves to participate in the church choir.

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  • my youngest son has autisim and was bullyed at public school even though he has mental retardation with autisim and they said he didnt realize he was being called names and made fun of .he did know i went through alot of days crying and being enraged ,to just not knowing what to do to protect my child ,i finally got him a home schooled teacher that comes 3 times a week for 2 hrs at a time ,to keep my son safe and so i will know whats going on ,my heart goes out to all parents and the people being bullied ,its very disturbing and so out of control i believe as parents its our responsbility to teach our own children to have compassion and kindness and our children are what they are see and hear and taught ,thanks for doing this ! god bless

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  • I was bullied as a kid for being too skinny, wearing glasses and flatchested! I dealt with it the best that I could and didn’t let it bother me. I have instilled in my 13 year old son to always stand up to bullying which he does:)

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  • I was never bullied, but I do not like bullies. I always put them in their place when they tried picking on someone.

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    • The world needs more people to be like that Steve- thank you!

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  • I was bullied for wearing glasses when I was younger, which is ironic because it’s actually considered COOL to wear glasses now. My good friend was physically bullied growing up – not just by students in her class but by her own parents! We just held our heads up high and stood up for others in the same situations.

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  • I was bullied when I was in the 5th grade and was even slapped in face by the bully in front of my entire class…nothing was done about it either!! I want bullying to stop!! And I pray my little ones will NEVER go through that humiliation that I went through!

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    • ((Cindy))

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  • My husband was very small as a child (not anymore!) and was often bullied. At 57 it still hurts him to think about it. People need to know that the scars can last a lifetime.

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  • Growing up, my brother was bullied or being overweight which ended when he hit his teen years, but he was miserable until then.

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  • My daughter was a target of bullying by one individual in middle school, the things said to her were mean, hurtful, and damaging. She suffered in silence till she finally broke down crying and told me what was said. This has to stop! The incident has changed how my daughter sees and trusts people, unfortunately his behavior was learned from his parents. As parents we need to set a good example for our kids and let them know that bullying IS NOT OK!

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  • I remember being bullied up to HS, I think parents and teachers can take a bigger role in preventing it. As a parent, I talk to my sons about this all the time and they are only 3 and 5. My 3 year old bullies my 5 year old and it is a daily struggle to teach him but I am sure as he gets older he will.

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  • I did have to deal with bullies as a child and I was so sad when my children went to school and had the same things happen to them. My daughter who was quiet and reserved was picked on, shoved, knocked down, had her clothes torn and her stuff stolen. The school didn’t do anything, they claimed they didn’t ‘see’ it. I said, how can you not see that when my daughter comes in from the playground she is bloody, her hair is all pulled from her hair ties and her clothing is torn? So, I pulled her out to homeschool. Then, my son who has autism started having problems a few years later when some ‘mean girls’ decided to make his life hell by making fun of him non-stop until he was so defeated and cried when before school everyday. So, I started homeschooling him. They have many friends from the neighborhood and church and sadly many of those children are also tormented at school.

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  • I was bullied in 7th grade. It was terrible. It wasn’t ever really resolved, but eventually it stopped.

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  • I’m very fortunate that I’ve never had to deal with bullying in my life but I feel so bad for anyone whose every gone through it. No one deserves to be bullied.

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  • I have been lucky – I’ve never been bullied nor has anyone close to me (as far as I know).

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  • I wasn’t bullied. But I did stand up for those I saw getting picked on or bullied. Back then, I probably could have been accused of being a bully just because my standing up was a bit forceful. One time a kid on the bus wasn’t being nice and I picked him up by grabbing his jacket and raising him up to my face and told him to cut it out. It was on the bus ride home and the driver wasn’t doing anything about it. It was grade school. But, I didn’t hurt him and everyone who was encouraging him sat down and looked forward as did him. There wasn’t any more trouble after that…ever. It was my little sister and her friends getting picked on because they were the little ones.

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  • My daughter was witness to another child bulling and sexually harassing a classmate in 6th grade. There were several people that saw the boy harassing the girl daily. My daughter went to her teacher and told her what was happening. The principal spoke with my daughter to get the details of what happened. The boy was suspended for 5 days for bullying and sexual harassment. Out of a class of 25 kids, she was the only one who stood up for this girl. After the boy was suspended the girl came up to my daughter and thanked her for making it stop. She told her she had asked him many many times to stop and he just wouldn’t.
    Bullying needs to be stopped.

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    • It does need to be stopped. And your daughter is an amazing kid to stand up like that. Hug her for me <3

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  • I hate bullying. I went through a mild case in highschool and then a much bigger problem once our family moved to the house we are in now. There are so many parents turning a blind eye to what their children are doing and not accepting any responsibility at all.

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  • I personally dealt with it in high school and it was not fun I can tell you that, it really ruined my whole high school experience

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  • I had to talk to my 12 year olds teacher about some kids that were bullying him at school. It was awful he was always so down on himself because of these 3 kids. I ended up moving him to a new school.

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  • Luckily I was never bullied nor were my kids.

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  • I was bullied by a girl named Susan. She was older than me.

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  • I was no a popular kid growing up and had crazy curly hair and bad skin so I was picked on throughout the years. However it was not as bad as it could have been. I was lucky that I lived in a small town where everyone knew everyone and had a good group of friends. Mostly you just ignored the people you did not like or who were different. My children are 3 and 6 so I am starting to worry about them being bullied or even being the one doing the bullying. I am working on an open communication where I listen more then I talk to get an idea of what goes on during my children’s day. I am also careful about not saying negative things about others or myself in their presence because kids do what you do and not always what you say.

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  • I haven’t really been affected by bullying, and neither have my children. I know it has gotten worse over the years, so when my grandsons start school I hope they won’t be affected by it. That would break my heart.

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  • I was bullied very bad, during high school. But it wasn’t called bullying back then, it was called ‘they are jealous of you Vicki

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  • I have a 15 year old son who is autistic, he has spent a major part of his life being picked on and bullied. I have had to call the school numerous times and the school has even called me to tell me that they have handle situations I didn’t even know about. When we decided to take him off gluten and had him start taking his lunch children were stealing his food, calling him fat and even throwing his entire lunch box in the trash. It is a shame that a child cannot even eat his lunch in peace without someone bullying him. Thank you for your efforts, the kids that are doing the bullying have parents who always say “that is not my child he/she would never do that” the they probably bully their kid at home. That is a learned behavior.

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  • I was bullied throughout grade school. It was horrible. It finally ended when I went to high school.

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  • I was bullied tons when I was in grade school. Nothing was ever done back in the 60’s and 70’s when it was going on. It made me feel like I was an unworthy person and it damaged my self esteem back then. But now, I am okay and know what the affects of bullying are, and it needs to be stopped because it ruins a person’s self esteem!

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  • I’ve thankfully not been bullied much in my life. I don’t know many people who have either.

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  • I hear many stories of bullying from my friends whom have young children; some as young as elementary school.

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  • for me I always turned to adults that I knew would help me. I had teachers, family friends, church members as well as my parents that I could always discuss things with. this helped me to understand it was not as “big” as I was thinking it was.

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  • growing up, there were bullies, but it seems they are starting younger now! my daughter is in kindergarten and has a speech issue and is picked on all the time about it!

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    • My friends little girl was physically bullied in kindergarten. I find girls especially when younger can be really mean 🙁

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  • Not me personally, but i always stuck up for the ones who were.

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  • Personally I haven’t directly in my life, but I have friends who have. I think it is great to try and get it stopped!!

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  • I need the money!!

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