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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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  • 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
    raventally00@aol.com

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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…

    Thank you for this post and the giveaway.

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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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