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Chris Colfer Talks Bullying in New Magazine Interview: Have You Ever Been Bullied?

The Big Question 2012/07/12 01:07:44
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  • Noobcake 2012/07/12 05:31:42
    Yes
    Noobcake
    +1
    In my late primary years and early high school (or 'middle school' for you yanks :P). I developed mild tourettes and as such had a few physical tics (such as craning my neck a lot) - no verbal tics (like swearing), thank god! Anyway, the more stressed I felt the worse it was... So being teased about made it much worse. After about year 10 it got a lot better and though I still have it my boyfriend (who I've lived with for almost 5 years) didn't even know until I mentioned it this year!
  • k fleming 2012/07/12 05:17:12
    Yes
    k fleming
    It's a rite of passage, get over it.
  • Artisan... k fleming 2012/07/12 07:14:25
    Artisan Rose ☽✪☾☥
    +3
    A rite of passage? 13 years of this 'rite of passage' because I'm autistic. They act like I can just turn it off like its a switch or something. I can't control my autism, but they can control their hurtful comments.
  • JCD aka... k fleming 2012/07/12 07:30:20
    JCD aka "biz"
    It's a crime.
  • Alexandria 2012/07/12 05:17:12
    Yes
    Alexandria
    I've been made fun of in kindergarten cuz I would have seizures during class I was embarrassed =(
  • Simeon~thegayliberal 2012/07/12 05:12:58
    Yes
    Simeon~thegayliberal
    I've been bullied before, mostly when I was younger and it was because I was effeminate and I hung out with girls and all that.
  • metalformer 2012/07/12 05:10:55
    Yes
    metalformer
    +2
    I was and still it hauts me!
  • Fef 2012/07/12 04:39:13
    Yes
    Fef
    I had a big brother ;)
    As kids he would bully me as a big brother would... no big deal. Later, however, it helped because he would discourage bigger kids from bullying me.
  • harasnicole 2012/07/12 04:37:46 (edited)
    No
    harasnicole
    I was friends with everyone.
  • Artisan Rose ☽✪☾☥ 2012/07/12 04:32:21
  • thecutesttentacle 2012/07/12 04:31:58
    Yes
    thecutesttentacle
    i wanted to be different, and i knew that mean things would come if i was unique. but i did it anyway. last year it got out of control but it's gotten lots better. i mean there will always be people who dislike you but when it comes to the point when you're afraid of going to school you know it's a problem. i missed school for about two months just because i was so sick of dealing with idiots.
    and honestly, if you're looked at as different you're doing something right with yourself.
  • Charmaine 2012/07/12 04:24:57
    Yes
    Charmaine
    I almost got beat up in the school bathroom when I was in the sixth grade; and people embarassed me in front of the class when I was in high school (but I ignored those ignorant bitches). As I got older, I learned to defy ignorance and it does not bother me as much!!!
  • djdragonfire 2012/07/12 04:19:29
    Yes
    djdragonfire
    Everyone has been bullied in some form or another. Everyone's been called names or been told they're stupid/dumb/another synonym. That's the most basic bullying. Even the bully has been picked on, hence why he makes fun of other people. Now how much you let it affect you is another story...
  • ʂıoвнaп ♡ 2012/07/12 04:17:42
    Yes
    ʂıoвнaп ♡
    I used to be bullied in school, but not anymore. From what I've heard from some other people, I'm scary. Well...it's better to scare others than to get rude comments from them, I suppose.
  • sjalan 2012/07/12 04:17:10
    Yes
    sjalan
    +3
    Once as a child, but I reached a limit and busted the guy in the mouth, broke his arm and his leg.

    NO ONE messed with me after that all the way through high school
  • Charmaine sjalan 2012/07/12 04:22:00
  • JCD aka... Charmaine 2012/07/12 07:31:51
    JCD aka "biz"
    ???
  • Charmaine JCD aka... 2012/07/12 08:21:31
    Charmaine
    :-)
  • sjalan Charmaine 2012/07/13 05:00:15
    sjalan
    NOT AT ALL. I just saw red! Huge amounts of adrealin and a guy who didn't know what hit him.

    Not being messed with was because my "body guard" was 6'5" weighed in at just over 265, of solid muscle. He was the center on the foot ball team. But he was really a tame tabby off the field. He simply spread the rumor that I was HIS body guard. It worked.
  • Charmaine sjalan 2012/07/13 05:07:12 (edited)
    Charmaine
    I meant it in a good way!!! I do not have the guts to do that, I am so small they would knock my eyes aloose, REALLY!!! I applaud your courageousness!!!
  • ☆ElenaDiamond☆ 2012/07/12 04:15:28
    No
    ☆ElenaDiamond☆
    Wow. I am sorry to see so many have felt bullied. I don't remember ever being afraid or bullied. I guess I was lucky.
  • realist 2012/07/12 04:13:31
    Yes
    realist
    We had joint grades 4-7 so really young kids with almost high-school students. It was also a half government funded boarding school in north Queensland. So many cultures, diverse income ranges, a variety of ages so naturally bullying was something you just got used to.

    Made me stronger. I sure as hell know i'd scare the hell out of most of them now lol. Not to say I would want to, just that you can learn from experience and better yourself to outgrow it.

    As parent's I think bullying will be a reality for allot of them to deal with, you can either struggle against a school, the teachers, and the other parents; or you can move your kids. Sometimes I can understand depending on situation its not feasible to do that, but with any violent situation avoidance far outweighs other methods for minimizing risk.
  • Queen B 2012/07/12 04:12:55
    Yes
    Queen B
    I was a few times, then I learned my sarcastic wit could cut like a knife and bullies left me alone so they could avoid being made to look foolish.
  • AcidShocker 2012/07/12 04:11:32
    Yes
    AcidShocker
    I have been bullied, but now when people there, I just suck all the fun from it.
  • Wyveryx 2012/07/12 04:09:07
    Yes
    Wyveryx
    +1
    My only regret is that I didn't have the encouragement to deal with it in the way I should have; by beating the crap out of him.
    Tried every other form of interaction and didn't do a damn thing.
  • JCD aka... Wyveryx 2012/07/12 07:32:53
    JCD aka "biz"
    Or maybe you should have reported them to the school administration.
  • Wyveryx JCD aka... 2012/07/12 07:45:13
    Wyveryx
    Oh yeah, that was about as worthless as asking a blind man to tell me when the stars are out.
    School officials, teachers, parents (both mine and his), friends, even the bully himself. Sure it would die down for about a week after he got his "stern" talking to, but it kept going.
    Sometimes it's better to encourage the children that are suffering from bullies to stand up to them, regardless the outcome. If they defeat them, then leave it at that, no other intervention needed. If they don't, help them find the courage to stand up for themselves.
  • JCD aka... Wyveryx 2012/07/12 09:14:34
    JCD aka "biz"
    So teachers and school adminstrators look the other way? Sueing and having some of them convicted might help remind them that the law of the jungle has no place in schools.
  • Wyveryx JCD aka... 2012/07/12 22:13:00
    Wyveryx
    No what I'm saying is that even if they involve themselves in the issues, it wouldn't stop the bullying.
  • JCD aka... Wyveryx 2012/07/13 05:41:02
    JCD aka "biz"
    It might help stop most bullying if bullies were severely punished.
  • Wyveryx JCD aka... 2012/07/13 06:08:29
    Wyveryx
    then unfortunately it can be abused. I think the best lesson that bullies can learn is that those they bully turn on them and are no longer afraid. It shows that they have no power over you and it really deflates them far more than a punishment.
  • ellomotto 2012/07/12 04:07:52
    Yes
    ellomotto
    +2
    I was the only Indian girl at my school so I was constantly being called a terrorist and curry muncher and just stupid things like that. I ignore haters because they are just ignorant
    Ignorance
  • ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★ 2012/07/12 04:07:14
    Yes
    ★~DoctorWhoGuru~★
    +1
    On the school bus.
  • Karl 2012/07/12 04:03:22
    Yes
    Karl
    +1
    Kids, let this be a lesson. Don't bully people. You don't know who's going to become famous later in life.
  • Daryl 2012/07/12 04:03:09
    No
    Daryl
    +1
    Are we all victims?

    Man UP!
  • ellomotto Daryl 2012/07/12 04:12:13
    ellomotto
    +4
    I respect your opinion, but I don't agree with it. I do believe that children should get tough skins, but bullying is still a hard thing to go through
  • JCD aka... ellomotto 2012/07/12 07:33:36
    JCD aka "biz"
    Art's comment is idiotic.
  • greench... Daryl 2012/07/12 04:21:16
    greenchilipepper
    +4
    How can you tell a child that's been harassed, teased, tortured and assaulted for something they sometimes don't even have any control over to the point of committing suicide to "man up" with any kind of conscience? I get that thick skins are valuable life assets, but bullying or any other kind of trauma that can be long-lasting is not the way to develop them. In fact, research is increasingly showing that things like bullying in childhood actually make us weaker in the long run. Because sometimes, people really ARE victims.

    http://www.psychologytoday.co...
  • Daryl greench... 2012/07/12 04:22:55
    Daryl
    MAN UP
  • greench... Daryl 2012/07/12 04:24:52
    greenchilipepper
    +5
    Oh, intelligent. And eloquent.

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