Where you ever bullied in school?

Philippines
April 5, 2008 12:52pm CST
A lot of movies have shown some kids being bullied in school. Well, I have seen somethings like that when I was little but not too violent. I can still remember our teacher who lost her voice because we had a very naughty kid who always teased the girls and make them cry. Well, I really did not experience being bullied but my son unfortunately was. It was disheartening for me to learn that his classmates would get his bags and scatter his things. My son would not fight back as he is gentle and would rather not talk. I was just sad to learn that those boys bullied him coz he was a new kid from a different school. It was such a horrible experience for him that I transfered him back to his former school. Did you ever expereince the same being bullied when you were a kid?
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21 responses
• United States
5 Apr 08
i was bullied. i even over heard on kid say that if he could stab me he would.
• Philippines
6 Apr 08
Wow that was scary. I would never want to mess with kids having that kind of thought!
@TinaP40 (330)
• Spain
5 Apr 08
I think every kid is bullied at some time and it all makes who we are today! I am not agreeing with bullying but it makes a person stronger.
@duranv (517)
• Honduras
6 Apr 08
Yes, everybody is bullied when he's in school, and then after a while some keep on getting bullied and the others become bullies. If you are a bright kid, you can get protection from the bullies, because they will need you to pass, but if not you'll just have to come up with ways to live with it. I was never a bully, I don't like fights, but fortunately while I was in the lower grades I had my older brother and sister and I was protected, after they left school and I was on my own I had learned enough and knew enough people, so they didn't worry me anymore.
@sisco100 (2345)
• United States
5 Apr 08
yes for some time but when they realized tht it didnt effect me they stoped .
• Philippines
6 Apr 08
Well good for you that you showed them that you were not affected. Most kids will stop if they see that they are not effective in what they are doing.
@Guardian208 (1095)
• United States
7 Apr 08
I moved A LOT when I was a kid. By 5th grade I had been in 8 schools. I was always the new kid. I was also shy because of that. My dad told me as I got older, that I should never seek out a fight, but I should never run from one either. He told me that most bullies pick on you because they know you wont fight back. So one day, I got up enough nerve and I shove that big bully hard into the lockers. He couldn't believe it! He said, "Hey man I was just kidding!" I told him I didn't think it was funny and to knock it off! He did. In fact he kind of hung around me after that. We were never really friends but he did respect me. Unfortunately we live in a different world today. I would be very cautious to give my son that same advice.
• Indonesia
7 Apr 08
I remember back then there were two male classmates in 8th grade that tried to tease me again and again, started from my bag, then my writing tools, and then they were getting worse and tried to land their hands on me. I warned them politely three times, I said I couldn't let them keep doing these things and I warned them to stop or they would regret it. However they took my warning for granted, even laughed over. The fourth time they tried these things, I punched them right into their faces, and well, they landed on the walls. It happened in the classroom. A math teacher coincidentally passed by our class and witnessed this incident. The others were clapping their hands back then, and these two were shocked to have such reaction, especially from a skinny girl, I believe they felt humiliated in front of a lot of people, and even the next doors students were coming to check what had happened and they were grinning when they heard about the incident. The teacher even didn't punish us either, he only smirked when he saw this thing, and made some comments to those two boys "Serve you right!" and then he went away to the teachers room. I think the punch might be hard, after then everyone could see the shock expression on their faces, they even stopped teasing the other girls in school. Well, at least nobody tried to behave disrespect towards me anymore.
@winterose (39922)
• Canada
7 Apr 08
I was always fat so I got bullied quite a lot in school, punching me in the stomach, and calling me names. My son was bullied too, just about every person I know had been bullied at one time or another.
@gemini_rose (16193)
6 Apr 08
I was bullied in school, but not by girls by boys! At times they would make my life an absolute misery, I remember that 2 boys would not let me out of the classroom after school one day and they kept me in there for ages calling me names and things. I did not let them know that they had bothered me, I waited until the day I left school for good and then I flattened all the boys that had picked on me, little did they know that I was a kick boxer and so they found out on the last day of school!!
@unuzzz (1274)
• Indonesia
6 Apr 08
hi gabrielle47 yups, i also got bullied in school hmm, i'm pretty sure it's during my junior high school same as your son, i moved into a new environment too my elementary is in a small and unknown school, my junior high is a big famous one, many students chose there too i'm a shy boy too, i prefer to less speak and don't interact with others maybe that's what make some kids make fun of me they thought i might be afraid and that made me their target LoL but as we grew up, i believe we'll learn how to face situations some of my friends still make fun of me, but that is ok.. i always try my best to handle those mocking in a mature way.. hahaaa well, good luck for you hope your son we'll get out of this matters as i believe i've done the same thing too.. cheers gabrielle47 ^^
@Dorislee (209)
• China
6 Apr 08
Sorry to hear that,Gabrielle. Look back to child time, there is no any experience that I was ever bullied by classmates, just one thing ,but we may not call it bully, that was during primary school, one boy classmate always like to stop my way home when class was over, so I told this thing to my teacher,the teacher explained to me like this "it's because he likes you, so he always try to stop you, want to get a chance to talk with you..."........so surprised answer to a little girl.... And I think you should encourage your son to be brave , not so quiet, sometimes naughty kids like to bully quiet ones.
• Romania
6 Apr 08
Yes I was bullied in school alot! Mostly because i was skinny, i had darker skin colour than the other children and they used to call me all kind of names : bag of bones, gipsy and so on. Children are mean sometimes...cause parents do not teach them the difference between good and right.I am 21 and i don't wear short skirts or anything to show my legs cause i still think i am too skinny.
• Australia
6 Apr 08
Fortunately no.
• China
6 Apr 08
when i am a chiad study in the elementery school,i was bullied by a person who was my classmate.at that time ,i was timidity and never have the brave to do something.so the boy see my characteristic and often borrow something from me ,initiallize,i lent to him.in the end ,he never give back to me,so i was depressed and donnot know how to get back from him .i afraid of him.these things reminds to me a bad childhood.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
6 Apr 08
I was bullied quite a few times in reguler school and in private school. I got in a fight with a girl who took one of my books just to start a fight. Also in private school two gitls that were sisters at the same school started a fight with me in the bathroom. I got kicked out of the school. I was only fighting back they started it.Of xourse they got to stay because they were members of that church.
@reinydawn (11649)
• United States
6 Apr 08
We had a girl in my grade school that bullied everyone - even the boys. I got tired of it one day and fought back. She never bothered me again after that.
• China
6 Apr 08
Not really, I was more on the ignored side of things. I got bullied a bit, nothing physical, more like harsh words. It got to me a little, but I always just kept to myself. I think it was better that way. I wouldn't have wanted to be one of the popular kids anyway. Not only are those type of people lacking in a great many departments, they generally end up unsuccessful because their HS years are spent worrying about their social import. They hardly ever gain knowledge of the really important things in life and tend to go on to be nearly the same as they were in HS.
• China
6 Apr 08
Well I have ever expereince the same being bullied when I was a kid.MY classmates always got asking me for money. I was so afraid that they would do someting horrible to me .So I complied to them. But as time gone,I knew if did not fight back ,I would be a total loser . At last,I fought for my right,and they was scared about my courage.So I won.From then I realized if we met something unfair to us .Just stand up for your own right. NEVER SURRENDER!!
@lecanis (16664)
• Murfreesboro, Tennessee
6 Apr 08
I have some thoughts about the word "bullying" because most of what happened to me as a kid would put an adult in jail but didn't even get the kids involved in trouble at school. So, eh. I was bullied quite violently, especially in elementary school. Mostly religious bigotry learned from the kids' parent, but sometimes simply me being "weird". I finally beat up enough people that most people weren't willing to face me physically, but even in high school I was still getting in fights because of being picked on.
@mbs730 (2152)
• Canada
6 Apr 08
Oh lets see, I was overweight, had the acne, dressed poorly, had poor social skills and some learning disabilities.. grades 7-9 was hell for me as I was never physically harmed but words can be just as painful, if not more. I have never gotten over that hellish time in my life and I know I must... I mean this was almost over 20 years ago. I am not that same outcast as I was back then.. but sometimes I feel like I am emotionally stuck and in many ways I really haven't moved on. It is time that, I logically know this.. but emotionally is another story.
@teamloud (91)
• New Zealand
6 Apr 08
Me? No! My 11 year old son has been bullied though. This has gone on for 18 months at least, despite numerous emails, phone calls, etc etc, NOTHING has been done! Jordan (my son) has finally snapped and took some kid out and scared him big time. Without going into detail, I honestly believe he has been victimised BIG TIME This week it got to the stage where his school asked for HIM to be removed from the school bus instead of those that are bullying him? WHATS THAT ABOUT? My son Gabrielle, is like yours... he has a temper, as we all do but he is not violent at all,his principal has been basically "told" as has his "advocate" and I really think they all need a good kick right up the rear end!
@moneyandgc (3430)
• United States
6 Apr 08
Fortunately I have not been the target of bullies. Growing up I never really saw the type of bullying that you see on television. I do remember hearing that when my cousin moved to our school district from California; some of the girls took her shoes from her gym locker and hid them. She was a pretty girl and I guess they felt threatened by her.