Shared Stories

These real life stories have been shared by parents, educators, children, tweens, and teens from around the world. We feature three different stories on our website on a rotating basis, however, we have received hundreds of submissions over the years and appreciate each and every one. The rest of the stories can be found by clicking the button below. If you would like to share your story, please submit the form at the bottom of the page.

Opinions expressed in Shared Stories are personal experiences and feelings and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Megan Meier Foundation.

I was bullied in elementary school because I was short and different. Kids would spread rumors about me, tease me, and call me names. I told the teachers what was going on but nothing was being done and the bullying got worse. I started to come home from school crying and sometimes I would even be crying when my parents dropped me off at school. So I told my parents what was going on and they did something about it and things got better. No one deserves to be bullied. After experiencing being bullied I am taking a stand against bullying. I am on a mission to stop bullying.
— Morgan, 19
Honestly, I have no idea where to start. I just want to share my brothers story. He was only 12 and he was crazy about this girl (she happened to be my best friend at the time), they were dating awhile and she broke up with him for his friend. Well my brother asked what he could do to get her back and instead of answering, she added him in a group chat with her new boyfriend. Well my brother was being so nice and her boyfriend kept saying “nobody likes you” “leave her alone freak” etc. My brother told her he was gonna kill himself and she said “send me a picture” and when he told her boyfriend he said “go ahead and do it you’re not my kid.” My brother was the happiest kid I’ve ever known and was a sweetheart. Well my brother was trying to send a picture and he slipped and fell.. we have evidence of what they both said but lawyers said it wasn’t bullying. And then I asked my school if they’d give him a page in the year book and they said no because it influenced suicide! My 12 year old brother never got justice, he’s gone and the girl who did this is living her life like nothing happened. It’s been almost two years, July 27th will be. My brother never got to turn 13, he never got experience 7th grade, or 8th grade. He won’t graduate, or get married and have a family all because of bullying. I want to get justice but I don’t know where to go to, or where to even start.. He was a genius and was gonna do so much with his life and now he can’t. I want to help get justice.”
— Brandi, 15
I was terribly bullied from 7th grade up until I graduated from high school. This was before cyberbullying, of course. I got to the point where the anxiety of going to school was taking over my life. I was too embarrassed to tell my parents because I thought it would make me look bad. I never used the bathroom at school for fear of what would happen. I could not even walk home after school without being followed and picked on. I would be drenched in sweat after a day at school because I was so afraid of the bullying. I am a huge advocate for anti bullying. I am now married with 3 children. I talk to my children about being a bully or being bullied and to let them know they can always come to me. Even though that was several years ago, it still hurts. I still have some after effects of the bullying but I work very hard to put it behind me. I did consider suicide more then once but I just never could go through with it. Thank you for all you do.”
— Amy, 45

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Whether you are a child, teen or adult, you have most likely come across a bully or cyberbully at some point in your life.  Maybe you were even the bully yourself?  Bullying and cyberbullying are extremely hurtful and isolating to the person that is the target.  To help others understand the impact that not only the victim feels, but also their entire family, we ask that you share your personal story.  We would also encourage you to share any advice, tips or strategies that may have helped you or your family get through this difficult situation.

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