I'm about to become a parent for the first time and I'm excited and nervous about the life my son will experience.
I was, like alot of the folks here, bullied very badly when I was between the ages of 12 and 15. I was 'different' and 'sensitive' and 'awkward'.
As I got older and thought I left the bullying behind, I entered into a marriage where I became the victim of domestic violence.
It wasn't until I was in my early 30's where I said - 'no more'. When I finally left her and started my new life.
Maybe if I hadn't been bullied, beaten down, so early in life, I wouldn't have gotten trapped in such an abusive relationship later in my life.
If you see a kid being beaten up, regardless of where you live, it's assault! Call the police! Whether you're a parent, student or teacher, bullies need to realize that there are consequences to their actions.
By writing some words below, you are showing your support and letting everyone know they're not alone.