I'm a middle schooler- there's competition, populars, puberty, everything. I'm not the prettiest girl or the most popular either, and my grades are okay. The "cool" thing to do in my school is a picture-sharing social network, but there are some kids that decide to bully through it. I've been bullied twice online.
I used to hang out with this one guy at my school (calling him Joe). We were really close- texting every night until midnight, walking to class together, but we never dated, and we were teased about it lightly, but we were fine with that. Joe was nice, but he was pushy, uncooperative, and wanted everything his way. He posted mean things about me on his social page- pictures of my account, profane names, everything. Joe pulled a few of my best friends away from me by telling lies about me. I couldn't stand all that. I was stuck with very few options like deleting my social network account (which I wasn't going to do, and still haven't), blocking him, changing my phone number, and that was pretty much it. I blocked him and my ex-best friend since they were both being rude and obnoxious. I also was stuck with having to change my phone number, since Joe had also spread my phone number around through gossip and rumors. He has bullied my friend, but we fixed that immediately by calling our local police department and having him pay a fine, and restraining orders to keep him away from myself and my friend. He was one of my best friends ever and I cried for weeks about this, but the thing is, you will lose friends, but you will get over it eventually. This part is safe now.
On the other hand, I have been bullied in a situation which has left me struggling, and this is still going on for me. After my fight with Joe, other people have gotten mad at me, but are too scared to say it to my face after what happened to Joe. People on my social network made fake accounts and profiles without their names just so they could bully me. They have called me many names which I prefer not to say, because it could reveal their identity if they were ever to see this. They also posted pictures saying "Unfollow her, she's not cool, she's lame, she's lesbian" and a bunch of the people I thought were my friends emailed and texted me telling me that they are embarrassed to be seen with me after all that and that they believe the person bullying me. I felt so sad- I was eating to an extent where I gained 20 pounds, I cut myself, I even went out to my friends house and my parents let me live there for a week until it died down. It never did. I'm still cutting myself, I'm still gaining a ton of weight, and worst of all, the bullying hasn't stopped.
So I guess the lesson I learned here is that some people are your real friends, the ones that let you live at their house if you are being bullied, and there are the ones that are faking so they can get information or get something out of you so they can gossip. For the bullying that hasn't stopped, tell someone that can help and do something about it. For my second case, I need to find something to do because its not getting better at all.
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Posted By: Journey |
8/06/12 3:31 PM
What satisfaction to you get out of cutting yourself? Just because these rude bullies hurt does not mean that you have to hurt yourself. Everyone gets a little depressed here and there but you will push through if you want to be happy again so dont keep cutting yourself because you are only prolonging the pain and possibly creating more problems and pain for yourself.
Posted By: Dreamer |
8/07/12 3:24 PM
Do you have any adults that you trust to talk with?
Posted By: WarmNfuzzy |
8/09/12 12:37 PM
print out what is being said about you and take it to your school counselor and I bet you they help you with your problem
Posted By: Kisses09 |
8/13/12 2:15 PM
Schools now will take action on what is being said online outside of schools, if there is proff you are being harrassed then you shoud inform your school of what is happening