This is getting out of hand

Here’s yet another story about a teen committing suicide because of bullying. This makes me sad and angry at the same time. From grades 5-12, I was bullied daily. I just didn’t fit in and people thought I was “weird”. I even ended up in the hospital for wanting to commit suicide. I also got bullied because my parents couldn’t afford designer clothes and shoes. Some may not agree, but I think all schools should have uniforms to prevent that from happening. What’s worse, is that bullying is so bad it’s making teens take their own lives, and schools won’t do a thing about it. When I reported the bullying to school officials, it made them bully me even more for “tattling”.

A few years after I graduated high school, the school decided to offer classes online. I really wish they had that option while I was there, that would have been a much better option for me. I would also miss a lot of school because of my anxiety (the school was so huge it had two separate buildings) and fear of how I would be treated. I was lucky I was able to graduate with as much school as I missed.

Luckily none of the bullying was physical, but the verbal abuse hurt just as much.

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Erin

I'm Erin, a 33 year old childfree woman with Asperger's living in Arizona. I am a disability and LGBT rights advocate. I enjoy blogging, movies, reading, journal writing, vaping, Android, The X-Files, metal, 80's and electronic music, cute things, pink, social networks, Hello Kitty, and Tweety.

2 comments on “This is getting out of hand

  1. I definitely agree with you. Some schools don’t take it seriously enough. I was in 6th grade during gym and some of my classmates were being verbally abusive. And teacher that day was a young substitute who didn’t seem to care. I wish people would stop seeing a cry for help as tattling or snitching.

  2. I always hated that in school. In middle school I got bullied. It really hurt…

    And I always hate when people say “oh words don’t hurt.” They do!

    Its really horrid when it drives people to take their own lives. Obviously something needs to change with how these schools handle bullying.

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