When I was little, I always thought the world was a wonderful place. I never really knew how mean some people could be. I thought that if your nice to them, they will be nice to you. But as I grew older, I realized that it doesn't really work that way.
It all started in 6th grade. Me and my best friend since kindergarten had kind of grew apart. I tried giving her a friendship bracelet, but instead she purposely broke it and gave it back. I fixed it and gave it to another friend.. She didn't take it either.
Then, about half way through the year, I met Bailey. She was apart of the "popular" group and we never really hung out but we talked every now and then.
When we got to middle school, all of her "friends" completely ditched her. They started calling her 'fat' and 'ugly' and then they told her that 'she totally ruined the whole "group"'. I was the only one who was there for her.
Well, she eventually moved because it was getting so bad. Even though she moved they still found a way. Cyber-bullying. It got to the point where she thought of self-harm.
One day, when I was at her sisters birthday party, we were in her room getting ready and she told me that she has voices in her head every point of the day telling her that she should commit suicide. This was very hard for me to take in. The only thing holding her back is her future and her friends/family.
Currently, we are still best friends. We are both 8th graders. She is enrolled in online-schooling and I go to public school with all of the people that bullied/bully her and others.
I have taken a stand to prevent bullying and I hope others will too. This is a very serious issue that we need to prevent for future generations. Thank you for reading this. I appreciate it and I feel and care for anyone who has ever experienced bullying. <3
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