I've experienced bullying

Bullying happens to different people in different places. If it’s happened to you, you’re not alone. In this video, teenagers who have faced and overcome bullying talk about their experience.

Instructions

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Transcript

Teen 1: I’ve experienced bullying!

Teen 2: I’ve experienced bullying!

Teen 3: I’ve experienced bullying!

Teen 4: I’ve experienced bullying!

Teen 5: I’ve experienced bullying!  

Teen 2: In school I was bullied because I looked different.

Teen 3: I was made fun of because I couldn’t run as fast as the other kids.

Teen 4: The people who bullied me were my friends.

Teen 5: But I was pushed and called names.

Teen 1: A girl in my class turned all my friends against me.

Teen 3: Being bullied made me feel kind of insignificant.

Teen 4: Horrible and sad and lonely.

Teen 2: Bad, like being myself was wrong.

Teen 1: It made me feel like no one liked me.

Teen 3: And it also made me feel really upset.

Teen 5: And made me question: why was it happening to me?

Teen 4: Are they saying this as a joke or are they saying this cos they really don’t like me? Do they really hate me?

Teen 3: And I felt like there was no way out.

Teen 1: And that I was completely alone, which wasn’t true.

Teen 4: In the end I told a teacher and I stopped hanging out with them.

Teen 5: I spoke to my parents.

Teen 3: Distancing myself from the bullies was probably the best decision that I’ve made.

Teen 4: Because I didn’t want their negative energy to affect me any more.

Teen 2: If you’re experiencing bullying ...

Teen 3: … or you know someone who is ...

Teen 1: … speak up.

Teen 4: Get support.

Teen 5: Don’t let it get locked up in here.

Teen 3: Surround yourself with friends and family.

Teen 2: People care about you.

Teen 1: Talk to a parent, teacher or trusted adult about how you are feeling.

Teen 5: And you’ll find once you tell, it’ll start to get better.

Teen 3: There’s loads more information about tackling bullying on the CBBC website.

Teen 1: What do we think about bullying, Cotton? Not much!

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Submitted by TR790 on Tue, 05/19/2020 - 14:23

I have experienced bullying and I felt very bad. My real friends stood beside me and gave me hope. Now I help others to stop the act of bullying.
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Submitted by Andrii on Mon, 02/17/2020 - 14:02

I think that friends that bully you aren't true friends because friends should help you but not bully. And if someone bullies you or your friends, you should talk about that with trusted people.
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Submitted by GeliG on Sun, 04/26/2020 - 06:09

I have experience bullying. I felt like no one understood me. But, luckily I have great friends to talk with.

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