Anyone can experience bullying behaviour and for no particular reason.
“Becoming yourself is really hard and confusing, and it's a process. I was completely the eager beaver in school, I was the girl in the front of the class who was the first person to put her hand up, and it's often not cool to be the person that puts themselves out there, and I've often gotten teased mercilessly, but I found that ultimately if you truly pour your heart into what you believe in — even if it makes you vulnerable — amazing things can and will happen.”
"I delete the app from my phone at least once a week. You fixate on the [negative] ones. They’re not like, 'You’re ugly.' It’s like they want to cut to your soul."
"Imagine all the insecurities that you already feel about yourself and having someone write a paragraph pointing out every little thing, even if it’s just physical,"
"People are going to bring you down because of your drive. Ultimately, it makes you a stronger person to turn your cheek and go the other way."
"This isn't a high school thing or an age thing. It's a people thing. People cut other people down out of jealousy, because of something broken inside them, or for no reason at all. Just don't let them change you or stop you from singing or dancing around to your favorite song."
"I grew up in Tennessee, USA, and if you didn't play football, you were a sissy. I got slurs all the time because I was in music and art . . . I was an outcast in a lot of ways . . . but everything that you get picked on for or you feel makes you weird is essentially what's going to make you great as an adult."
"Karma will do payback to them, just watch. When they bully again, just simply say I don't care. If they see it bothers you, they'll continue. If they see that you don't care and that it doesn't bother you, they'll stop! Stand up for yourself. Make those bullies look stupid."
If you need, visit Childline or call them on 0800 1111. For a huge range of issues, you can talk to their counsellor online, send them an email or post on the message boards.