All through Grade School/ Middle School, I was a really fat kid. Lots of the boys in my class would call me names. I remember one boy saying "Don't bother looking in the mirror, you know you're ugly" when I was 8 years old. Another boy spat on my face and called me a pig. These words stayed with me even until now that I am in College.
What advice I can give to kids is to stand up for yourself. That sounds like a cliche but it's true. Tell those bullies that what they're doing is NOT OKAY. If you see someone being bullied, don't just stand & watch or even worse - egg them on. Do something about it in the right way - like reporting it to your teachers. Don't fight violence with violence. And most of all, don't believe what any of those bullies are telling you. Instead, stay close to people who love you & appreciate you. The truth is, deep down, those bullies all have two things in common: FEAR & INSECURITY. And bullying is just their way of trying to hide it.
By writing some words below, you are showing your support and letting everyone know they're not alone.