Month: January 2014

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR The bullying story that will be told began in elementary school, and was an act committed to gain popularity. Other children found it funny, which helped the desires to bully. I will change the name of …

That was when the accident happened… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR Not everyone knows they were a bully. I certainly didn’t. Hell, I was bullied throughout my childhood. I was small, nerdy and different. People picked on me all the time. I grew up pushing people away, …

I could have stopped it… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR Bullying is a form of abuse, whether it be verbal, physical, or emotional. I believe that the cause, or one of the causes, of bullying is just to make yourself feel better. Sometimes it can be …

You begin to believe… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR There was a time when I was in high school and cyber bullying had occurred. People would write rude comments on this girl’s Facebook page and she was being attacked. I feel that cyber bullying is …

Facebook page… Read More »

Bullying is people using intimidation to get their own way or simply to make themselves feel powerful. Bullying is what people resort to when they can’t achieve things in more positive ways. A bully is never happy with a win-win …

We all lose… Read More »

In our high school we had a boy in our grade that was from a family of little financial means that came from a farm in rural Alberta that did not shower very frequently nor was he able to change …

School is hard… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR I’ve been a victim of bullying for as long as I can remember.  I was picked on for not brushing my hair in elementary school and all my classmates would make fun of me. They would …

I always do my hair… Read More »

Bullying makes people feel small. People who feel small feel that they need to become bigger. If they’ve learned to get this way they become bullies and take it out on someone else. Bullying is about power.     Please …

Power… Read More »

Bullying is the social and physical enforcement of one’s position and/or opinion over that of another. It’s learned behaviour society and our parents have taught us that we are more important than us. The Me over our interests of others. …

New or different… Read More »

Bullying is anything that causes you to feel s****y about yourself. To reduce bullying I plan on complimenting such people every day.     Please comment anonymously. DO NOT fill in name/email/website information below.

If I ever call you mean it’s only because I can’t believe in you as anything but terror for you encounter me and pull me into it, a victim (less) victim. Do not lie I know you’ve thought of me …

The locker tastes sour… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR Bullying is aggressive behaviour that demeans, insults, harms, and/or degrades another human or nonhuman. Bullying denies dignity. I grew up in a place where bullying was so common I thought it was normal. I thought the …

I thought it was normal… Read More »

bulls are not graceful.     Please comment anonymously. DO NOT fill in name/email/website information below.

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR I was a student at Bow Valley and because of my undiagnosed aspergers and I am socially awkward, so I ask many questions in class. My teachers bullied me for asking questions in class. I would …

Bullied me for asking questions… Read More »

Bullying is an intentional act that causes physical or mental harm to another person. I think many factors lead to bullying, but mostly a person’s home life and social pressure are two big triggers I felt the biggest impact in …

In my plain clothes… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR To bully, or not to bully… that is the question (insert famous Shakespearean poem here) Are you CRAZY??? NOT TO BULLY– That IS the answer! Have I been bullied? Yes name called, gossiped about, ridiculed, left …

Your future self will thank you… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR What is bullying? It is anything– actions, words, etc- that makes someone feel horrible on purpose. What causes it? Low self-esteem, a cycle of abuse and prior bullying– there is not easy answer. What is the …

The corporate world can be toxic… Read More »

Bullying comes in all forms. Physical bullying is awful and dangerous but I think that verbal or mental bullying puts a greater toll on the victim. Verbal abuse conditions the victim to believe what is said and makes the victim …

Cyber bullying… Read More »

I’m a lot older than most of my peers, I graduated from school almost 15 years ago. Time blurs memories, faces and events from my childhood blur together but some moments still stick in my mind, and stand out amongst …

We both ran… Read More »

I believe bullying is something that everyone needs to be aware of. Even though we all know of it, many of us do not give it a second thought. It is an affliction of society that needs to be solved. …

I am ashamed of my actions… Read More »

There is nothing wrong with being different. Embrace others and yourself.     Please comment anonymously. DO NOT fill in name/email/website information below.

In junior high, I played hockey in the minor league, and the stars of my team who attended my school were friends of mine. I was a new arrival to the school, and these guys did their best to make …

I played hockey… Read More »

Bullying is a cause of depression. If bullying (or how to refrain from) is taught at a younger age it could deter bullying with age. People (kids and adults) are all bullied, through body image and indifferences. Bullying can lead …

We are all people… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR My story occurred in around 5th or 6th grade, we had a new student, and I’m going to say another name, let’s call her Cassy. So Cassy was new to our school, and being the kind …

So I stayed… Read More »

Often related to body image/appearance, race/ethic background, or religion. Lately a lot of the confessions on the MRU page have been some sort of slanderous comments towards a particular group of people (fat, young, what program someone is in). It …

Confessions… Read More »

Cause = unequal wealth distribution from central banks that causes social problems = Look at financial history of the world.     Please comment anonymously. DO NOT fill in name/email/website information below.

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR I have a 13 year old and since he started school I’ve been terrified of my son getting bullied. If I could have home schooled him I would. In junior high I had to eat my …

I hope my son has happy memories… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR The numerous times as a child where I witnessed an act of bullying. One that I can remember is when one of the girls in our group was wearing clothes from Wal-Mart. Some of the boys …

Wal-Mart girl… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR I’m persuaded by playwright Joan Macleod’s “The Shape of a Girl” that bullying is connected to our extraordinary, dangerous, spontaneous (but deeply shaped by society), and lightning-fast ability to perceive and rank social status. The central …

I get it too… Read More »

Bullied about weight, size, appearance lead to self esteem issues, eating disorders and therapy for years.     Please comment anonymously. DO NOT fill in name/email/website information below.

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR Tiny a** towns tend to target anyone who’s an “other.” Now imagine that other is a young kid who involuntarily twitches and has vocal tics. That was me. Imagine getting bagged on for having Tourette’s, and …

You try to be normal… Read More »

When I was young, bullying was a part of my life everyday. It would usually just be names being called giraffe (in a rather mean way) because of my height compared to my classmates.  Once junior high hit, things developed …

Giraffe… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR Bullying is any type of behavior that purposefully brings down another person. It causes the victim to have a lower self-esteem, and can easily lead to depression. I have been bullied on and off for 12 …

An important journey… Read More »

Bullying can be detrimental with constant abuse, individuals are no longer treated like humans. They lose their self-esteem, they stop loving themselves. “If no one loves you, do you really exist at all?” The Infernal Devises by Cassandra Clare. That …

Like humans… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR When I was in grade 6, my “friends” pretended to be a guy and asked me out and this charade when on for 2 weeks then they laughed at me. This is why I have trust …

Trust issues… Read More »

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR A momentary utterance or gaze that has the ability to shatter To engulf someone in this Prison of darkness and abandonment A moment that is never just a moment It is a seed that Welcomes a …

Never just a moment… Read More »

Bullying is when someone treats someone badly seen in the eyes of the person being bullied.     Please comment anonymously. DO NOT fill in name/email/website information below.

AUDIO RECORDING, PROFESSIONAL ACTOR I kissed her just once, behind the tree where no one would see us. Her hands in mine, our noses and cheeks red blushing in the blowing frost—we were no different than anyone else. I thought …

I couldn’t open my eyes… Read More »