Either you were a Victim, Bystander, Bully or a Protector.
According to this:
20-40% of bullying victims actually report being bullied
70% of middle school students and 70% of high school students experience bullying in school
7-12% of bullies are habitual and pose a serious threat
5-15% of students are constantly bullied
27% of students are bullied because of their refusal to engage in common sexual practices
25% of students encourage bullying if not given proper education and support in anti-bullying techniques
Many of you would be lying if you don't respond.
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Well I've never been bullied. I mean we all have had people make fun of us but I've always been more on the popular side so it hasn't ever exceeded to bullying. My friends were there to defend me when someone didn't like me and I could hold my own as well. I find bullies pick the weakest most vulnerable people they can find usually and that was never me.
I will admit a lot of kids I hung out with in school were the bullies. I wouldn't call myself a bully, but I did pick on people and make fun of people. I played pranks on people and sometimes did try to humiliate them. The guys in our group were what I'd call bullies though. Like they were violent and aggressive. We girls rarely ever got violent but we did try to intimidate other girls and even some guys. I remember different scenes. We hid girls clothes or went outside and threw their underwear and bras around the court yard. My friends and I surrounded this girl once because we didn't like her and we just started insulting her and calling her names. This one girl kissed one of my friends ex-bfs and we made her life a living hell, pushed her books down the stairs every time we saw her in the hallway, took her lunch, make jokes about her in front of class, said friend who used to date the guy spit in her face. Things like that. We made up lies and framed people basically to get them in trouble. One of my best friends invited a girl over for a party and we played truth or dare. She dared the girl to strip down naked and then took a piccture of her. Then some of us forced her outside and locked the doors. She videotaped the girl from the window crying and kind of hiding in the bushes . We never threw her cell out or anything so she could call someone for help. I don't know how she made it home but she was in school the next day. To her horror, my best friend spread the pictures around school and emailed the video to everyone. That was harsh, I know. We did a lot of mean things, even humilated boys who really should have known better than to believe we actually liked them. It was worse when someone didn't fight back, it made us see them as more pathetic. Standing up for yourself gave you a bit of respect even if we didn't leave you alone. A lot of the people who were bullied by the more popular people never did stand up for themselves or really fight back. I just found that so sad. Like Its one thing for me to think you're worthless but by not doing anything back or holding your ground you're accepting that as truth too, which is the saddest thing ever.
Idk again I don't see myself as a bully but now that I look back on things I probably could have been considered one. I made a lot of people cry. Oh well. I mean there's nothing I can do about that. I guess I just have a bitchy personality but I'm okay with that.
Just giving some perspective from the other side1
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