I have been bullied ever since I started school. I never really was physically bullied until when I was in the 1st grade, a boy who lived next door to me was on the bus and he was picking on me. I got I off the bus and was walking home and he took my back back from me and through it up in the tree, I was real tall for my age but I still couldn't reach the back pack he pushed me down and I went home and told my mom and she talked to his mother and he got in big trouble, put it this way he never hurt me again. From then until about the 5th or 6th grade I got picked on about my weight and my religion. I am a 6th generation Pentecostal girl who wears skirts every day and I don't cut my hair, and I always got called a bunch of names. When I was in Elemantary school it wasn't very bad, yes I got picked on but I had quite a few kids who stood up for me, but that is hardly around now after 11 or 12 years. When I finally got in middle school I was constantly in the principals office for trying to defend my self. They never really understood what it was like for someone to get picked on about the weight, and religion. Finally Jr. High rolled around and 7th grade was difficult because there was a mix of different kids from bullies to a bunch of rich kids. I never understood why people didn't like me, I always tried to be nice to people but they were always mean to me. I got through my first year of Jr. High when I finally got into the 8th grade I had to do P.E. and it is really hard for a Pentecostal girl to do it because we can't dress out the way they want you to, so I got picked on mostly in the 7th grade by troubled teenagers because I was different then them ( as I thought at the time by) I had one no contact contract signed for a girl. Finally when I got into my Freshman year I didn't get picked on as much, just for some dumb boys and things they say to girls. Now I just finished my sophomore year of high school and I have to say hardly anybody picks on me at all :) I prayed to Jesus that is what got me through everything :) I had lots of friends and yes they stood up for me a few times but I had to learn to deal with it on my own. Yes there is always going to be a mean kid there but that doesn't mean that we have to take what they say. My pet peeve has become bullying because I have been there before and I know what it is like. If you see someone getting bullied go tell someone, or in my case principals didn't care bring kindergarten through 9th grade so I just prayed for my self and for the bully and God changed the circumstance for me. If you are a bully your self STOP because you have no idea how much pain you are causing to someone. And if you say something that you don't mean and you feel bad about saying it and want to make it right apologize, you never know you could be that kid's next best friend :) for me God is what helped me :) I am against bullying and I will defend someone who is getting bullied. It will make a difference because you have know idea who it will impact or who will change because of it. You could change the school, your county your region or state or even the world. Just be the voice and let who you really are shine through you. I am a Pentecostal girl who was bullied from kindergarten to 9th grade and I finally said I had enough and I speak up for people who have to go through it and who have fear and I just implant in them my story. For me it's let God shine through me, I am a servant and I will do everything I can to stand up for this movement because I believe in it :) It will change because prayer changes things :) I will support it for as long as I live :)
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