from K-6 grade, i had a teachers aide bully she would sit tight to my desk and erase my answers many times until the teacher would ask why I erased so much when i was right all along and the teachers aide said to me after the teacher left well I can’t help it if your so stupid. In Kindergarden the teacher was asking which letters of the alphabet and i knew them all i kept raising my hand and eventually she would say we all know you know your abc’s so put your hand down i’m not going to call on you anymore. I was always in the office alone I rarley saw recess and my classroom. I wanted to tell my parents what was going on but the teachers aide said to me, you tell what i do to you and you know the police I said yes she said well I’m friends with them and I can put you in a foster home and put your parents in jail and you will never see them again. Everyday i would leave school she would say Remember what I said I’d do if you tell. all the students were in on it too, the teachers aide would gather them when the teacher went to lunch and tell them to do anything they could for me to get angry and that they would not get in trouble for it and I’d wind up in the office, all alone, Another time a male teacher had me held down on the floor with his knee in my back and my hands behind my back. thank goodness my dad came in due to a call and he pulled him off my back and told him off the teacher claimed that i had been knocking kids down in the gym when i wasn’t even allowed near them. when I was able to be in class my desk was put in the cloak room away from the kids and if i behaved, so long as the teachers aide didn’t rille me i could move closer one inch never happened. Finally in 5th grade the government came in wondering why I had not been in class and they were able to catch her but the damage was already done. in highschool I had a tough time trusting anyone, i would hide and sk! ip class es cause i was afraid of being hurt again. I was able to graduate at age 21 I am 27 years old now and it still haunts me to this day, I have a hard time trusting anyone, also school wasn’t bad enough the kids in my neighborhood would drag me in the woods and tell me to never come back cause no one wanted me.
I’m a girl who is very sad, but I would not give up, that aide said i would wind up a highschool drop out and a slut on the street and that i wouldn’t remember. well i proved her wrong I graduated, and now i try to help those that are being bullied, bullies are everywhere school, work, home, internet etc. let’s stop all of this i cry every time i hear on the news a kid took their life because they couldn’t take it and i felt if only i was there to show them that there is someone out there that can be their friend for who they are.
My advice to you. if theres someone hurting you tell an adult, don’t hide it, and above all don’t give up, don’t let them win, you put your head up high and keep going even if your 20 or 30 still in school never give up keep going and when you finally get that diploma you can feel good knowing you stuck it out and you achieved the greatest thing ever knowing you are a somebody.
even if you think no one likes you there is someone out there
quote from Barbie fairy topia -”For the friends you have and the friends you haven’t met yet.
my quote-You laugh at me because i’m different, I laugh at you because your all the same.
-Never give up hope, no matter what anyone says, you are a somebody, stay true to yourself and your friends, and know someone out there is willing to be your friend. please let this help, stop the bullying and the giving up.
I never did and neither should you no matter what
- Renee’ M.