Bullies Need to Get a Life!

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Lately I’ve been hearing a lot of horror stories about bullying and I wanted to take a moment to vent my frustrations about the issue.  I’m sure most of you have heard about Phoebe Prince, a teenage girl who hung herself after constantly being badgered by kids at school.

I also heard about an eleven-year-old boy who took his life as well after being bullied by his peers.

The number of bullying-related suicides is increasing by the year and these stories truly break my heart.

I wasn’t bullied in school but I was made fun of because I was fat. Thank God I had older sisters who the minute I told them what had happened would actually show up at my school to scare the kids, but not everyone has that.  I have also always had thick skin — even now the media can often be bullies but I am older now and I can take it.  The difference is that today these kids are given so many different outlets to bully.  When I was a child and being teased, we didn’t have Twitter, Facebook or MySpace so bullying only went on during school hours.  Now kids go to school and are tortured, and they come home and still have to deal with it online — there’s no escape.

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When I was  growing up my parents always taught us to be kind and I will teach my children to do the same.  I just don’t understand why people feel the need to be cruel to others — don’t they have something better to do with their time? The fact that anyone can be SO vicious that it pushes another person to take their own life is unfathomable to me.

A lot of bullying is done out of jealousy — Phoebe Prince for instance was bullied because girls were jealous of the boy she had been dating.  I have said this a million times…jealousy is a disease.  Seriously, get better soon.

To the children who are bullying: Honestly, get a life. What does it say about you that you spend your time making someone else’s life miserable?  I feel sorry for you.

To the parents of the bullies: Kindness is the #1 lesson to teach your children.

To witnesses of bullying: Intervene, no matter what it does to your reputation!!!

To the children being bullied: Hang in there, things will only get better as you get older.

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Comments (133)

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    Deb |  Posted on Apr 8th, 2010

    I agree, thanks for posting this.

    To parents like me, please teach your children respect, confidence, to love themself no matter what and PLEASE keep your eyes and ears open.

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    mary-anne |  Posted on Apr 8th, 2010

    Great post!I agree!We need to teach the kids to be confident and that they DO have somebody to be there for them!I use to be bullied for been fat .:) Buth I am from Eastern Europe so, there You can be fat even if y are 90lb.Now , I am not fat and I considere my self very good looking, so yes, Khloe with age things get better! LOL

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    kristen |  Posted on Apr 8th, 2010

    HI Khloe. I am from the town of south hadley where Phoebe killed herself. It is a truely aweful story and a very tough time that I and everyone i know are trying to get throught. The press are asking me all the time to speak and i really dont want to. what is a nice way i can say no without being rude

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    nidia |  Posted on Apr 8th, 2010

    Great post!! Huge fan!! Wath about bullying in the work place??? I’m a grown woman, and I’m being bullyied @ work…Yeah,it happens in the real world…

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    Latasha  |  Posted on Apr 8th, 2010

    Yeah Khole babe. I feel you.. I was made fun of when I was little mostly in elementary school. I was made fun of because of my darker coco brown skin because my voice was too deep for my size!! And because I wore glasses ha poor me. I have to say it did make me stronger though but mean. Lol now I don’t take crap from no one and will fight in a min if I have to lol. Its never okay to bully though you can affect someone for the rest of their life.. kids can be soo.. cruel Adults can be too some people never stop bulling, and the media ugh I wont go there.. I don’t know how you deal. LOVE YOU Lots and congrats again on your new hubby chick.

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    danielle |  Posted on Apr 8th, 2010

    you go girl! i like that you take the time to write about meaningful causes, good for you. hopefully people can learn to spend their time being productive rather than hurting others.

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    Charborg |  Posted on Apr 8th, 2010

    Hi Khloe, this is a great post and I totally agree with you. When I was young, a girl at school used to bully me but I have always been confident about myself, so one day I realised that she was jealous of me so I never paid anymore attention to her. A couple of years ago I saw this person at a rehab place for drug abuse and I felt sorry for her because she was never happy but as for me today I have a successful job, I am happily married to a wonderful guy and together we have a beautiful son. To love yourself is really important guys!!! Love and kisses to all xxxx

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    Angelina |  Posted on Apr 8th, 2010

    I got made fun of for being fat all through elementary and middle school, and occasionally I took shots from boys in my class when we were in HIGH school. I had a big group of friends and wasn’t a loner but kids can still be so immature at 17 years old. I struggled with SO many issues with myself because of what other people were saying to me, so thank you OS MUCH for posting this, it’s an issue that not enough people are worried about!

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    niki |  Posted on Apr 8th, 2010

    Thanks for posting this khloe!
    I am 14 now, and I was bullied when I was 10 years old.
    I didn’t eat for a while and ended up having to go to hospital and they fed me through a tube. So thank you for noticing this xoxox

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    Joana |  Posted on Apr 8th, 2010

    Hi Khloe!

    In Portugal, last month, a boy jump of a bridge and killed himself because of bullying! he was 12 years old… some girl was always teasing him and probably beat him as well.. he was found a few days after he jump, this is so sad and really makes me mad they don’t have the right to make other suffer!

    kisses from Portugal :)

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