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This giveway is quick and simple.  I want more people to be aware of bullying.  I want more people to take a stand.  I want YOU to take a stand.  So…

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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!
    priscillavbenavides at yahoo dotcom

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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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