RESOURCES

IF YOU ARE BEING BULLIED

  • Tell someone – your parents, family, principal, teachers, religious leaders, or friends. Keep telling until someone stands up for you.
  • If you’re getting cyber bullied, keep evidence. Cyber bullying is against the law.
  • Call a hotline. Look at the footer of this website for numbers to call.
  • Stay on the phone with friends, family, or a hotline. Talking it out will help.
  • Remember that you are a wonderful person, and that this too shall pass.
  • Be hopeful. Many states are instituting a zero-tolerance policy on bullying. If you are in one of those states, you can always go to the local School Board if your principal is not taking your complaints seriously.

More resources are available at www.StopBullying.gov.
Check out President Obama’s inspiring anti-bullying message here.


Quotes


“Each of us deserves the freedom to pursue our own version of happiness. No one deserves to be bullied.”  ~Barack Obama
“Knowing what’s right doesn’t mean much unless you do what’s right.” ~Theodore Roosevelt
“One’s dignity may be assaulted, vandalized and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered.” ~Michael J. Fox
“I got made fun of constantly in high school. That’s what built my character. That’s what makes you who you are… That’s just another opportunity for you to rise above.” ~Zac Efron
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” ~Eleanor Roosevelt
“When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down “happy.” They told me I didn’t understand the assignment, and I told them they didn’t understand life.” ~John Lennon
“People say sticks and stones may break your bones but names can never hurt you, but that’s not true. Words can hurt. They hurt me. Things were said to me that I still haven’t forgotten.” ~Demi Lovato
“People that feel alone or outcast that hurt, kids that feel bullied or lost, remember that you have a voice and you should use that voice to persevere.” ~Christina Aguilera
“Throughout life people will make you mad, disrespect you and treat you bad. Let God deal with the things they do, cause hate in your heart will consume you, too.” ~Will Smith
“I became a victim of bullying. I was a gawky, skinny girl with big teeth and that made me an easy target. I had two bullies and they tortured me all through junior high school. At the time I couldn’t understand why they kept taunting me. Only later could I see that I was showing them my fear and that’s what they were pouncing on.” ~Eva Mendes
“Bullying and being picked on comes in so many different forms. Be someone that nurtures and if there’s someone in your class that doesn’t have a lot of friends, be the person that sits with them in the cafeteria sometimes, you know, be the bigger person.” ~Lady Gaga
“Independence comes from you knowing who you are and you being happy with yourself.” ~Beyonce
“I had girls egging my home, writing curse words on the sidewalk in paint – just saying really nasty things about me. I quit cheerleading because I didn’t know what I was cheering for anymore! It’s more of a choice to stand right back up and be right in their face and say, ‘No, I’m better than what you’re saying and I actually am beautiful because I believe in myself and everything that God has given me.” ~Jessica Simpson
“If you give those bullies, those people, that are so ignorant, if you give them the power to affect you, you’re letting them win. And they don’t deserve that. What you’re doing by being yourself is you’re keeping it real, and you’re being really brave.” ~Adam Lambert
“I was bullied really badly at school. My dad had to walk me there so I didn’t get attacked. I’d eat my lunch in the nurses’ office so I didn’t have to sit with the other girls. I’d get beaten up and picked on all the time. It was about being different and not fitting in.” ~Jessica Alba
“I was bullied and it’s hard, you feel like high school’s never going to be over. It’s four years of your life and you just have to remember the person picking on you had their own problems and their own issues. And you’re going to be OK … usually bullies are the most insecure.” ~Megan Fox
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