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What happened to your face? A true story about bullying

Throughout the month of October, we’re publishing your stories about bullying to spread awareness and stomp it out...
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Don't let them be mean to you. Be yourself, be unique and don't be willing to change just because of some stupid girls. Believe in yourself. I know you can do it.

by Sarah510 on 4/6/2012 9:51:56 AM


This happens in middle school all the time. Check out the article about "Qween Tween Bees" at

by hellokiki on 11/14/2011 8:31:30 AM


I had 0 friends in elementary school. Ppl called me talk alot, they never played with me, and I was bullied alot. Not as bad as you but bullied. I had a girl once tell me to my face that she wished I wasn't ever born just to make me cry. T-T bully's are mean.

by smartpaws on 10/26/2011 1:55:36 AM


Wow. This is a really scary story! Frown I am so sorry you had to go through this, and hope everything's turning out better

by Phoenix In Flight on 10/22/2011 1:03:48 PM


I have the same problem, your situation sounds exactly like mine actually! I'm on weight watchers, I have the same issue with my makeup, and I feel for you. Ever need advice, don't be afraid to come to me Smile

by becool101 on 10/20/2011 7:21:54 PM


i feel angry all the time. like almost everything my parents do is pissing me off. i seriously thought about leaving school out a window today. its not that im being bullied, i have tons of freinds. I just am really angry. i want to get suspended. i cud if i wanted to, and still go to the next school dance. the first one is tomorrow, but i cant go cuz of my family. im just so angry, and i wanna leave my house and write on my walls in sharpie and yell at someone at school and cuss at my teacher and jump out the window and scream and punch this computer. i feel like im gonna have a breakdown soon. my mind is just melting and im SO angry. you dont have to answer anything, i just need to write this. and write it someplace someone will see it. please just tell me im crazy so I can freakout all ready. please

Hey girl,

Sorry, but you're not crazy. You're just having a tough time expressing all of the emotions you're feeling, so you're letting them build up until they just EXPLODE one day. At this rate, it's going to happen and it will not be good. Instead of bottling this up so intensely and wanting to make a scene, sit down with paper in front of you and write down every single thing that bothers you. About your parents, about school, whatever it is. Write it. Collect the papers and keep them in a folder. Whenever you feel really overwhelmed, open up the papers and put a line through all the things that are making you angry at that moment. Crossing a hard line through something GRRR-worthy will make you feel a little relief. Sometimes we can also use other people's help dealing with anger/stress, so don't be afraid to talk to a counselor at school or a clergy person at church about this. It's NOT weird and it's NOT crazy - you just need to take a deep breath, slow down, and brainstorm ways for you to get it out before it builds up like this again. 
Lauren C.

by NOTMOTAB on 10/20/2011 6:28:42 PM


I've been feeling really out of it lately. My intention was to kickstart a great school year, surrounded by family and friends but my that's not the plan now. I am practically a loner in my class, with my only 2 friends in another class. Making new friends is out of the question, since my class is mostly boys and a couple of girls that I tried being friends with but I feel like a stranger. I can't seem to make friends outside of school either. I tried out for volleyball and I made the team, but I am still a little insecure and it seems like the younger kids are having a better school year than me. Like the artic le above, I am always getting sympathy from my teachers and I feel like a stranger. I am also having problems at home; everyone's so busy with their life, I feel left out. I feel like the only thing I do is go to school, which is sometimes not enjoyable, come home, read, watch TV, do homework and sleep. I don't feel like I have a life, socially or anything.

Hey girl,

First off, why can't you talk to the boys without actually becoming their friends? Or why can't you become their friends? It's good you tried the girls and you know you didn't click with them, but boys aren't animals - they're friend candidates too! Give it a try! You just have to challenge yourself to be out-going a little every day. Talk to new people, sit somewhere new, raise your hand, join a new club, etc. You'll prove to yourself that you can do it, which will make you more and more confident, which will make you talk more and get the picture.

As for home, I totally understand. You feel overwhelmed that your days are so scheduled and you wish you had more free time and more people to share it with. Do you ever try scheduling time with your fam? Ask them to do something this weekend with you! Give them some notice because we all have busy lives, then enjoy it when you take part! Free time is all about time management, aka making sure you get the important stuff done so you also have time here and there to kick back. You might not get to every day, but you need to make "YOU" time every week to recharge. So take one night where you do homework til 7pm, then pack it away and take a bath, paint your nails, watch a movie, and go to bed early (or not!). You have to make that time! And once you start talking more to the people around you, you'll feel like you can text people, chat on Facebook/IM, and overall fill your days with more social things <3
Lauren C.

by lemontwist213 on 10/20/2011 6:23:11 PM


"I have friends, but not in my classes, which makes you a target. You’re the only one without a group, feeling like you’re interrupting a conversation, and getting sympathy from the teacher. Being so quiet, it is so hard for me to stand up and make friends but I know what it’s like to feel alone."

Wow, that's EXACTLY like me. Frown

by rachelrox123 on 10/20/2011 3:42:04 PM


Any one who is bullied should deffinitly tell a trusted adult or trusted teacher or even your parent. DONT laugh with them because then they will think that its okay to bully when its NOT OK

by oreolover123 on 10/19/2011 6:14:35 PM


MOD (: My friends' words have really been hurting me lately, to the point where I'm having a hard time taking a breath & stopping my tears. I feel like I've been crying nonstop for the last day...:/ They didn't mean to hurt my feelings, but...they really upset me. Any advice on how to cheer myself up, I'm sick of crying? & if my friends were to ever say something that hurt my feelings again, any ideas to help me stand up for myself? Thanks sooo much<3


Hey chica, awww. You should really say something to your friends. They may not be aware that they're hurting your feelings. Maybe pull one to the side and say "Can you stop making jokes. They're really starting to hurt my feelings." Hope this helps!! Smile Smile

Lynae P.

by smiley.<3 on 10/19/2011 5:20:58 PM


when i was in the fifth grade i started "dating": (i know it doesn't really count when your that young) this boy and he would call me and we'd talk almost every night, well one night he calls me and says i " listen i really like you but i can't date you because all of my friends think you butt ugly, but we can secretley date " and the worst part of that story is that i agreed to it..

by maddieboo786 on 10/19/2011 5:21:31 AM


same thing here i feel so bad i keep all my emotions inside i can't think but thats when i started to write, getting everything out, poetry works best. I'm so shy and everything, iv been hit and torchured. But there is this one guy he talks to me, i'v known him since i was like two but he never talked to me fo all those years, but one day he randomly said "You know you have misty blue eyes that show mystery" I was so freaked out and since i barley talk i didn't know what to say. Well after a few years i still haven't warmed up to him, but one day i dropped all my stuff cause this jerk pushed me on purpose and the guy i talk to well he helped puck up AND HE GRABBED MY POEMS AND READ THEM! he says i need to start to talk to him about it or a teacher but should i?

I believe you should speak to someone, as keeping you emotions bottled -up can only work against you, not for you.

Brittany G. 
Brittany G.

by peaceandlove1010 on 10/18/2011 8:47:45 PM


Oh my word that is so mean in kindergarten too!!!

by alice<332 on 10/18/2011 7:15:56 PM


yes i agree...bullying neeeeeds to stop. i go to private school and its still pretty bad. there is one girl in particular. all the other girls get along, but she makes you feel stupid and always is being annoying and correcting you. she is a smart alec. the sad thing is that we used to be best friends.

by ilygemia on 10/18/2011 5:41:01 PM


thats so sad : ( but its nice how many comments are on this saying to not give up and they have ~ the only thing is im wandering how many bullies read this and turned off their computers. sense there are no negative comments, they must feel a lil small right now.

by Jade_4000 on 10/18/2011 11:44:52 AM


thats so sad : ( but its nice how many comments are on this saying to not give up and they have ~ the only thing is im wandering how many bullies read this and turned off their computers. sense there are no negative comments, they must feel a lil small right now.

by Jade_4000 on 10/18/2011 11:44:15 AM


Hey I know you have to put up with more than usual but just remember you are a better person and make sure you don't do that to others since you know how it hurts. I have a sibling who was beat up on the bus and trash canned in middle school by some nasty 8th graders. He was in 6th. I promised my self to never let that happen to any one and that if I ever saw that happen I would stop it.
Hope this helps. (:

by Josie Marie on 10/17/2011 8:07:38 PM


If you've been bullied, maybe in middle school, and you overcame it (it's possible. By standing up to yourself, ignoring those insecure girls and finding good friends) you should be extremely grateful. Because from then on, you'll be prepared for a bunch of tough things that are waiting for you in high school. By being bullied and overcoming it, you may not know it, but you got stronger and more confident and that will def be an advantage later on. I've never really been bullied, so I know that if it happends in high school, I won't be completely prepared for it.
So there ya go, the bright side of getting bullied! I know it sounds silly Smile Devin A.

by lemontwist213 on 10/17/2011 4:07:06 PM


That's HORRIBLE! I never knew it was possible to get bullied at the age of 4. I thought kids were supposed to be better than us teens, because they're not superficial and all they want to do is play with others, but I guess I am wrong. I know EXACTLY how this girl's feeling. I may not be a victim of bullying, but I am in a class all by myself. I try hard to reach out to others but it's tough. But I am not the kind to compain, I just think positively and try to make some friends. When I was young, I may have been a target of bullying here and there, but it wasn't really serious and now I don't experience bullying at all, so I am lucky, I guess. But even if I was bullied, I'd face it head-on and stand up for myself. I don't know how girls can go months or years with being bullied and put up with it. I don't know, I am just speaking through the point of view of someone who hasn't been bullied. Devin A.

by lemontwist213 on 10/17/2011 4:02:07 PM


im bullied a lot 2 so im right there with ya though I get bullied by a girl who's uglier than me so it's kinda weird O.o

by tabbycat627 on 10/17/2011 1:33:49 AM


girl you seem like such an amazing person! i appreciate how you made sure the cycle ended with you; that instead of being hurtful to others you instead defend those who get picked on! ah-maz-ing!(:

by purpleorchid on 10/17/2011 12:41:06 AM


@divachick422- I know the mods said it, but i'll say it again. don't give into it! i was/am bullied. I used to give into it and i talked to my mom. she told me to ignore or tell him to be quiet. i did and even though he tried to stay tough and say thing to mock me, he stopped. dont just talk to a techer, those things deserve more attention. REMEMBER- youre probably a way awesomer person to be around.

by e2000 on 10/16/2011 11:03:58 PM


MOD MOD MOD MOD MDO MOD MOD MOD (Lynae P. or Lauren C. if they're on please!!)

Hi, so I'm going to high school next year and I really want to go to the big public high school, East. I want to be a cheerleader there, but there are two problems....

1.) I have absolutely no dance/cheerleading experience!! Well a little ballet, but that won't help much!! I can't even do a cartwheel :/ The cheer team isn't very good, and my mom might be the coach next year, so that would help, but if not, do u think I have any chance of making it?? I'm really enthusiastic haha and loud! So I guess thats cheerlead-y. But idk! And if you don't think I have a chance, how can I improve myself in terms of flexibility and stunts??

2.) They're colors are red and white -- my two worst. What are some ways I can look better in the uniform??


by fireworks1071 on 10/16/2011 6:52:13 PM


MOD,I've been bullied since day care.I'm 11 now,I say a preteen is what I am.I've been hit,cursed,threatened to be killed,and I've been in fights.I've been through so much,sometimes,I want to end it all,but I don't.



Hey girly girl, I can't tell you how sad it makes me to hear this. You cannot let these bullies win, though! You need to talk to someone about this... whether it be a guidance counselor, a teacher you trust, or someone at home. And, don't play into the bullying. Try your hardest to ignore them and don't give them the satisfaction of a reaction. I know that's easier said than done. Try writing in a journal about how you feel. Sometimes, it just helps to get out your emotions. I promise, it won't be like this forever. Things WILL get better. In the mean time, try finding some hobbies or passions to help you escape. Maybe try painting (that works for me when I'm upset!), or cooking. Or, take a class or try a new sport in the community. You'll make new friends that way too. These bullies are NOT worth your time and energy. And if they ever threaten you, you need to tell someone. That's serious stuff, and they should not get away with it. Thinking of you girly, hang in there.


Becca G.

by divachick422 on 10/16/2011 6:45:38 PM


Those girls are just jealous of you and have no right to do that. Make sure you stand up for yourself and don't take what they throw at you. I know what it feels like to give it your all and then still be told that your not good my best friend!!!!!!!!!! In real life if your mean to anyone that's not going to get you anywhere. Keep on being yourself and you'll go far!!!Smile

by Pookiebear911 on 10/16/2011 5:42:02 PM


Be strong! I know how it feels but just remember that you are indeed so much better than them!

by fallsb-ball on 10/16/2011 12:17:27 PM


That's really horrible. The fact that you remember it after 10 years reminds me of this excersise we did in an anti-bullying program we had at my old school. The teacher told us to close our eyes and remember a time you were bullied when you were younger. people remembered stories from years ago about being bullied extremely vividly. then she asked us to remember what we had for dinner a week ago. No one could remember. It really makes you realize how much of an effect bullying has on people's lives. stay strong, girl.

by beachgirl324 on 10/16/2011 10:53:57 AM


That is so horrible! But I think the best thing to do is just laugh at them when they bully you. If they have to be a jerk to make you feel bad then they are ridiculous and that is not your problem. It sounds like your school sucks and I'm really sorry. It gets better as you get older. Bullying virtually doesn't exist at my school. I wish it could be like that everywhere

by warriorgirl100 on 10/16/2011 1:04:06 AM


Hey girl.I was bullied all through elementary school.Just think, they are trying to break who you are.If you give them the chance they will.They will try and break you like you are glass.But always remember, YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL.

by cheekymonkey1 on 10/16/2011 12:42:41 AM


that's aweful! I can't belelieve they said that to you! I mean, I guess I can believe it...because there are some super mean people out there. But nobody should ever be mean like that! If they are mean, it's probably becaus they don't feel good about themselves and think it is better to take their own embarresment out on you. If I was in your class when that happened, I would have slapped some of those boys and told them to shirt their faces and leave you alone. Stay strong girl! You will be at the top one day while their at the very very bottom. ^_^

by Rsbubblegirl on 10/16/2011 12:33:26 AM


I have some serious self esteem/ self image probs. I am about 25 lbs overweight and I feel completely ugly most of the time... Sure people tell me they like my outfit... Some even tell me I'm pretty. But I just can't convince myself. I'm only 14 and right now I'm on weight watchers. I sometimes just go up in my room and cry... I just feel so ugly. I try to do my makeup real pretty but then I just feel fake. But if I go natural I just feel exposed! Please help me!! I don't wanna feel ugly!

Hey girl,

I think we all understand where you're coming from! Even when we are at our prettiest, we still get down on ourselves about the stuff we don't like - our hair isn't perfect, our nose is too big, our legs are flabby, whatever it may be. But you never feel better about yourself than when you're doing something that you love. What are your hobbies? Do you love yearbook club, or singing, or painting, or soccer? Whatever it is, put your energy into that. Or choose a new hobby to perfect! You'll get confidence and a feeling of pride from doing something well, which will make you feel better about yourself - physically and emotionally. It's hard to look in the mirror and pick out our faults so, the next time you're feeling negative, challenge yourself to find 5 things about yourself that you DO like. Keep them in your head and remind yourself all day! And if your thoughts about your bod are really making it hard to live your life, don't forget that it's ok to tell someone. Even talking to a counselor or therapist can help you work through it!
Lauren C.

by Emiegal on 10/16/2011 12:24:52 AM


Hey girlies out there!!
i love giving advice to anyone who needs it Smile i can give advice on:
bullies( i've delt with them tons of times)
well anything really Smile stop by my profile and ask any question u need answered. i will be sure to answer in a day or two. nothing over 3 days unless anounced.
much love,
claraton0202 oxox

by claraton0202 on 10/16/2011 12:21:56 AM

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