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Old 04-03-2009, 05:44 PM
 
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I was reading an article today about a teenage boy who committed suicide as a result of brutal bullying in school.

It brought back memories of the bullying I suffered in 7th grade. It was so bad my mom pulled me from school and put me in private school until 10th grade. Nothing my parents did or said to my teachers or the school administrators made any difference.

I was bullied for being your typical gawky 13-year-old adolescent. I wore braces, was pale when all my classmates were tan (I'm fair-skinned and don't tan). And I was taller than most of the boys (only 5"6 then...and only 5'9" now), but at 5'6" at 13, I towered over the boys my same age.

Anyway, I was a strong girl with really loving, solid parents, so I survived my year of torment, and I eventually grew out of my awkwardness and had a great time in high school. But I still feel complete hatred toward the girls who bullied me (only girls, the boys were never cruel), and I have to say that I hope they all grew up to lead horrible lives.

Anybody else bullied?
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:48 PM
 
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Those stories break my heart. I was never bullied and never witnessed any bullying at our schools. There were groups of kids who would hang around together but there were never any major issues...
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Hmmm....my freshman year of high school, 4 girls ganged up on me, and set my butt in a mud puddle! Actually, they did it twice the same year. I was kickin` and fighting all the way, but one girl was a big girl!
Thats ok though....me and my friends ganged up on them, and set their butts in one too! Not the big one though.
I guess I had this...I don`t give a hoot attitude, what you say, or do towards me.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:53 PM
 
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My dad told me to punch bullies in the nose- and I did. Saved me a lot of grief.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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My dad told me to punch bullies in the nose- and I did. Saved me a lot of grief.
amen
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:57 PM
 
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My dad told me to punch bullies in the nose- and I did. Saved me a lot of grief.
As unpopular as this may be, I told my kids they are never to start a fight but I expect them to finish it...

My dad taught us this lesson and it served my brother well.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:01 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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I was quite and shy when I was young and in school. I always preferred to be around the adults. Couldn't stand being around kids. I was bullied a couple of times.

I half contemplated becoming a teacher, but the low pay and lack of resources drove that thought right out of me, besides, if I saw some kid bullying someone, I'd be afraid I'd walk him off of a 4 story roof.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Where the real happy cows reside!
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I wasn't bullied at school, but in my neighborhood. I was always told to turn the other cheek. Well, I finally got sick of getting the other cheek slapped and stood up for myself. Never took another beating again.

Bullies are cowards and usually have very low self esteem.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: CITY OF ANGELS AND CONSTANT DANGER
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no, never. we didnt bully as much as give people nicknames and such. everyone was game tho. when people got "hurt" we stopped. there really wasnt too much bullying. we had "gangs" after all. everyone had their click. everyone had their back up.

i do remember one kid that didnt really have a crew. he was made fun of, but not physically harmed. me and my friends tried to shield him for a while, but he never accepted the safety and protection we offered. its not like we were charging to keep him safe, we just thought it was unfair for people to gang up on anyone.

you either go at it one on one, or its a rumble. there was no room for bullies.

hood rules.
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Old 04-03-2009, 06:11 PM
 
Location: Everybody is going to hurt you, you just gotta find the ones worth suffering for-B Marley
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I was bullied alright. I rarely use the word hate pertaining to people but I do hate bullies. They make me sick. I stand up to them. I used to in school too, even though I was a little 85 pound twig. It's all psychological. Well, usually.
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