Posts Tagged "bullying"

A Bullied Kid’s Bodyguard

»Posted on Nov 17, 2012 in Blog | 1 comment

I am posting various people’s stories about being bullied. I want to thank people for sharing their stories on my blog. This is another tale of a person being bullied and how it affected him throughout his life: Margaret, I think I told you in the bookstore how I had been bullied at several stages in my life.   First time as a three or four year old child by a neighbor boy who threw mud through a fence knot hole as I peered through.   Another in the 3rd grade who threw a rock striking me in the eye.   Same year (perhaps same kid) who was our back yard neighbor who would not let any of us ride bikes past his house or on his street (him throwing rocks).  His father was an FBI agent as I recall.    Same in Jr. High School (8th grade) when on my first day in...

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A Tale of Bullying

»Posted on Nov 3, 2012 in Blog | 5 comments

I am posting various people’s stories about being bullied. I want to thank people for sharing their stories on my blog. This is another tale of a person being bullied and how it affected her throughout her life: “A Charlie Brown Christmas” and “Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer” used to make me cry. Now they just make me angry. When I was in the second grade, these shows found their way onto my Grandmother’s television set. I watched them in silence, gagging on the laughter and the meanness directed toward the title characters (“What a blockhead, Charlie Brown”, “All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. They wouldn’t let poor Rudolph join in any reindeer games.)in these shows because I endured the same torture every day of my life.  This was...

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No One Is Immune to Bullying

»Posted on Oct 24, 2012 in Blog | 2 comments

Another testimony from someone who has bullied and how it affected her: By a high school cheerleader (I know this author and she is beautiful–not who you would think would be bullied) No one is immune to bullying. It’s something that can happen to anyone–boys and girls, the nerdy kid in third period, even the cheer captain. It’s a vicious cycle that affects thousands of innocent lives every year. Just for being different or just because someone just plain doesn’t like you. It can be anything from getting ignored, put down, being left out of a group, gossiped about, or embarrassed in front of your peers. I’ve been through bullying my whole life and want to get my message out. Even changing one person’s life will make all the things I went through...

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Authors Against Bullying: The Good Samaritan–We Need More

»Posted on Oct 19, 2012 in Blog | 7 comments

The perspective about bullying from a bystander who made a difference in a girl’s life who was bullied: This morning I was drinking my coffee, getting ready to write. My husband had on the TV. He likes to turn on the TV and then leave! (Which, by the way, is bad for me because sometimes I end up watching it. Like today. But I think sometimes it is meant to be because otherwise I would never see some of the things that God wants me to see.) Anyway, Katie Couric was interviewing Lee Hirsch, a director who had filmed Bully, a documentary about a boy getting bullied on the bus, in the cafeteria, and in the school hallways. He was stabbed with a pencil, hit, continually elbowed, shoved—and verbally abused. It reminded me of my days at school. I remember when I...

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A Story of a Girl Bullied

»Posted on Oct 13, 2012 in Blog | 5 comments

Below is a post from a female who was bullied in high school. I hope to share with you in the coming weeks some of people who have bullied stories. October is National Bullying Prevention Month When I was in high school I suffered bullying. It started in year ten but was quickly stopped when a teacher caught one of the boys and gave him a talking to. In year eleven things went from bad to worse. I was in what was then called the leaving course which was the final year for those not doing the Higher School Certificate or equivalent to graduating and going to college. The finishing course was to get you job ready and most would leave for jobs not requiring college.  This course also has some of the tougher students and ones who tend to get into trouble. I was a...

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