I have been severely bullied for years. Ever since I got to my new school, it was non stop tormenting. From gossiping to cyberbullying, my school experience was a non stop cycle of getting hurt.
The big breaking point was a couple of weeks ago. I was offered a seat to sit in at lunch in the band room. I sat down thinking they were just being friendly. I was then held down, duct taped to the chair, paraded around school with what could have been a hundred students taking photos. After that humiliation, I was turned on my side while still duct taped to the chair, left to fend for myself as I struggled to get out. It was until a male student came up and ordered people to cut me loose, that I was finally set free. That night, photos and videos were posted on facebook with comments like “Bound and gagged, that’s the way we like it” and “That skank was finally left alone on the ground”. It was cruel and terrible. I considered hurting myself because at that point, I was just done. I wanted to give up on everything until I was reminded that all pain is temporary. The next day, I ordered the girls that put the video up, to take it down. They didn’t but I am glad that I stood up for myself. that’s the first step. I will soon be starting an anti-bullying program at my school because of this experience and many others.
Either way, bullying is not ok. I have been victim to it for years and it hurts. It hurts and it’s not fair. I am Georgie Seserman and this is my story.