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I care because, it hurts i know. It isnt just about getting abused or anythings. Words have alot to do with it. If every school had a teen against bullying program many teens wouldnt be afraid to go to school. Everyday at least 17 teenagers take theirs lives trying to cope with bullying. Bullying with words or actions can cause cutting, burning, over eating, depression, insanity, and death. This is a serious cause that needs to be known.  Whether you like or accept it JUDGING IS BULLYING. Yes sounds crazy right? But it is true, and most people do it. I was bullied since i was 5 years old. it feels awful.  It doesnt solve anything. The only reason people do it is because "it makes them feel better about themselves.  Some teens and kids are to afraid to stand up for themselves and that is why i talk to many of them and confront the people that do it. I had no self-confidence or pride until i was 13 years of age. Ive been working on this act against bullying for two years. And the bullying rate has actually gone up! I used to beat myself up telling myself everyone is right;that i was fat and i was ugly, and i wasnt smart enough to do anything. I knew it wasnt true but i told myself "well hey maybe if i told them they were right they would stop doing it". I was wrong it got worse i started burning myself with hot metal trying to feel some sort of feeling,I realize that was wrong.

Peyton, 15, Tennessee

i hate bullying so much. We dont really have bullying in our school but we have alot of fighting. I will do anything in my power to stop bullying. someday i hope to change the world.

olivia, 14, east windsor

I am creating a website for bullying prevention and care about kids being bulllied.

Marcus1, 11, Virginia

I've been bullied since I was 8 or 9. At first it was just a minor problem, one boy calling me names. Then over 3 years it turned into most of my class hating me and calling me names. They would always tell me they liked me when none of their friends were around and that the only reason they were pretending to hate me was because they wanted to fit in. I finally told my teacher and we had a class discussion. Mostly it stopped. Now we're in high school and most of the bullies went to my school. The only thing going on now is the occasional comment and one or two accusations of something. I wouldn't want to be a part of their group anyway because they act irresponsibly and older than their age. I wish bullying never existed. I know it won't go away unless we join forces and take action!

Vanessa, 12, AU

I was bullied when I was younger. Everyone of the boys teased me because I was overweight. I felt alone because I didn't know who I could talk to about the bullying. Now that I am older, I realized that kids tease others so they could gain popularity, feel like they have to do it, and because they felt threatened by my size. Just be yourself. There will be no one else like you in the world. You are unique. If you are being bullied, talk to your parents or adults that could help you with your problem. Just be yourself and no one would ever bother you again.

Stephanie, 16, Indiana

Don't be afraid. You're stronger then them. Find a teacher/adult and be brave for your friends that are getting bullied.

   -peace out girl scout.

Courtney, 13, private

I have been bullied. I was bullied all through middle school, and even a bit in high school. I always knew I was different, but I never thought people would make me feel like less of a person for it. It did ruin my self-esteem. It has led me to have trust issues. Some of the people that bullied me were my "friends" at one point, but most of them were people in my classes, or at lunch, or that I had to pass everyday in the halls. It sucks because people make fun of you for things that you cannot help or change about yourself. I can take a joke, but sometimes people take things way too far and it becomes hurtful. I used to feel really good about myself until this started. You have to stand up for yourself. Trust me, it's worth it. Now that I am in the next chapter of my life, I feel a lot better. I am stronger. What I went through made me so much stronger.

Jay, 18, Florida

I was bullied from sixth grade to ninth grade until I finally started homeschooling. I never understood why it was me kids liked to pick on. I don't like seeing other people treated the same way. I care because I was once in that position. It's horrible to wake up each day and have to go to school and be around people that laugh at you. It's horrible to think that you have something wrong with you just because kids at school hate you. Some people are just so brutal. It's really messed up how some kids get joy over making others cry. 

Dana, 16, SC

When I was little I was bullied. I didn't think much of it cause they were just trying to scare me. But one day the two boys beat me up and as much as i fought they won by putting a seatbelt around my neck and clipping it shut. I was being choked and the guys doing this to me were just laughing. And no one helped me until i was strapped in for a good two minutes. Though I know everyone heard me because I screamed for the bus driver to help but the bus was so loud that he couldn't hear me. They finally let me go when a little girl screamed to stop. At first I thought she was my savior, but now that I'm older I see that she was as bad as them because I was already strapped in for a good couple of minutes before she said anything. I got off the bus but the damage was done. I had lines where the seatbelt cut into my throat. The worse part about it was that they weren't suspended or expelled. They only got two days off of the bus. I'm a loner and still probably will be bullied. But, my parents are here to support me as long as I don't throw the first punch. Sadly, most parents aren't there for their kids or don't even know their being bullied. It needs to stop, because as much as it makes people stronger, it also weakens them and makes them seperate from everything that could help them.It makes them build a wall to protect them and I know they hate it as much as I hate wearing it. 

Gabrielle, 13, CT

I care because I don't understand how someone can be so mean and feel okay about it. Sure, high school can be a really tough time fore everyone but that doesn't give anyone the right to bully someone else because they're different. There are other, healthier ways to get your anger out. There is no excuse for being a bully. I want it to stop.

Olivia, 18, California

I've been through alot in regards to being bullied. Alot that people don't know. It can take a great tole on your self-esteem and the way you interact with others. Nothing will ever hit as hard as life but I was willing to get hit and rise above it rather then let myself fall. I thought I didn't need help but most us do. That one helping hand can help turn your life around. You have to learn to accept who you are and adore that person you see in the mirror. The things people say about you are mere opinions that are nothing compared to the way in which you see yourself. :) You can be strong like I was and take the scars you were left with and use them as motivation towards a better life, helping others along the way. Think of everything you went through as a mere obstacle in the way of someone who is capable of doing anything they set their heart to do.

Angie, 17, California

People I know are always under attack and it hurts to just stand there and watch it happen.Plus i just am sick and tired of me getting bullied cause I help them.But I also get bullied cause what i wear and how i am diffrent and how i dont care what people think of me.I love my self but it still dose hurt and i go home and cry and scream in my pillows.So i have signed up and here i am fighting aginst it and i am here to help.

Brit, 12, sedalia,MO

I've been bullied since 1st grade. They call me fish girl because I have eczema on my wrists that look like fish scales. Bullying really hurts and it needs to stop.

Aileen, 12, MO

I care because being bullied isn't funny. See I was bullied when I was younger because all the girls at school were skinny and I wasn't. It didn't really bother me till 6th grade year I gained a lot of weight I weighed 145 and was 4'11 they use to make fun of me and call me hippo and stuff and I remember just going home and crying. In 7th grade I built up confidence and was still overweight but I grew 7 inches. I fit into the popular crowd now but am still overweight and feel insecure. Everytime one of my friends make a joke about being fat to other people I step in and remind them that you wouldn't like it to be done to you and your not that skinny after all. You can't stop the, all but at least starting a little bit helps. No one deserves to be bullied by anyone just like I said to my friend who bullied a overweight girl. I said what if she went home and committed suicide because of what you said to her you would have to live with that. My friend is now against bullying so I care because it's not right. Be you no matter what no one can bring you down don't let them be stronger.

Nicole, 13, Arizona

On the bus i am bullid by being teasd and picked on. I didnt like it but my friend sat with me on the bus and it happend to her to it happen for 11 weeks and we couldnt take it anymore she told me she told the princable and now the bully doesnt mess with us anymore.

shelby, 11, keysville Va

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