I’m 14 and I’m an 8th grader and this is my bullying story.
I started getting bullied before I was in middle school. It started in 5th grade, my friends would tease me and I was hated in elementary school. But I didn’t think it was that bad or if it would get worse. Until middle school, it was my first year and everything was new to me. The school campus, the teachers, the classes, the rules, everything. But I had my best friend, so I thought it’d be fine. Anyways, a girl named Michelle and I started having problems because of some girl Kara told her that I was spreading rumors about her being raped. I barely knew who Michelle was and Kara was suppose to be my friend, turns out she wasn’t. And my 6th grade drama started from there.
Almost every day I’d either get a dirty look from Michelle and her 6-group of friends or I’d be confronted or pushed by them. I didn’t tell anybody because I knew that they would make it worse for me. Until my mom caught me crying, and I ended up telling her everything. She took it to the school and Tara was to stay away from me, but she didn’t listen.
Things started to get worse in my 7th grade year, it started becoming physical, they would push me and bump me and they would call me every name you could think of and more people started hating me. More then half the school hated me and I started to hate myself as well. I barely had any friends, I only had my best friend Veronica and she was there by my side through it all.
Almost every night, I’d cry myself to sleep asking God to just take me, I hated myself. I just wanted to die, but I know that I couldn’t just leave and let the bullies win. Every day, I’d get a text or a message saying “I hate you”, “Move away!”, or something hurtful. I got death threats and I just cried & cried. Because I didn’t know what else to do. Every Sunday night, I’d cry and beg to my mom to let me stay home. The school still hadn’t did anything to stop my bullying situation, my mom and dad would show up at my school almost every day, and when I say almost every day.. I mean ALMOST EVERY DAY. I would spend most of my school time in the office. Even people would spread rumors saying I was pregnant and that I was a whore, they would talk about my family right in front of me and I felt like I couldn’t do anything because I was alone.
Finally, the girl Tara moved away and the drama calmed down. Until me and my ex bestfriend (not the one that I mentioned earlier) got into a bad argument, so we started having drama. But then, we eventually stopped. I don’t know how, but we did. Because I guess it got old.
So then came my 8th grade year, I had a little bit of drama this year. I promised myself to not trust alot of people, not hang out with a big group (less people, less drama), worry about myself, mind my own business and I’ll be fine. I did as I promised and I only had drama with this girl named Sara, she used to be my friend but turns out, she never liked me. So whatever, but this year.. it was different. I don’t give in to people who talk crap about me, and I don’t give in to people who talk crap about others. I do what I gotta do, and I’m fine. Now, I’m no longer getting bullied. If someone makes a mean comment, brush it off and move on! Don’t respond, it’ll make it worse. It may hurt, but just remember you’re above them. So, if you’re getting bullied, it’s okay to ask for help. It may be hard now for you, but you’ll get through it. You aren’t alone, keep your head up, stay strong and don’t let them see you cry<3
For the bullies, think of how you make the people you’re bullying — they could be going through something at home and you might be making it so much worse, think about it. Would you like to get bullied? Just because someone has a smile, doesn’t mean they don’t frown ; Just because someone laughs doesn’t mean they don’t cry themselves to sleep.
Thank you for reading my story .. Stay Strong