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10:22 PM on 03/27/12 
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Let's see how a serious topic is handled in PL. It's been all over the media outlets lately about bullying in schools, on the Internet, and in day-to-day situations. People have been so tortured that they feel the only escape is to take their lives.

Have you or someone you've known ever suffered from abuse, whether it be physical or emotional/mental? Was the damage able to be overcome?

Is there a way to put an end to this that is effective?

Any other comments on the topic are welcome.
12:25 AM on 03/28/12 
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we have to fight to survive

12:26 AM on 03/28/12 
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and never surrender

12:27 AM on 03/28/12 
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and we have to feel good everyday

12:33 AM on 03/28/12 
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I think kids need to know that words can't hurt you. If it's physical call the f*cking cops. I remember getting bullied in college, I know. I called the cops on that chick and bam case solved.

Life is what you make it.
12:38 AM on 03/28/12 
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Yep, in first form (I think that's your 7th grade?). Just verbally abused and bugged by this one guy who was also a loner the whole time. Shit sucked. Was tempted to commit suicide, but then I remembered it'd go away after a year or so. I just waited it out lol. It turned out better than expected. :D
12:41 AM on 03/28/12 
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I think kids need to know that words can't hurt you. If it's physical call the f*cking cops. I remember getting bullied in college, I know. I called the cops on that chick and bam case solved.

Life is what you make it.

How many points did they take away from Slytherin?
12:47 AM on 03/28/12 
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I suffered from (emotional) abuse in junior high. I just took it though. Suicide or self-harm of any kind never even entered my consciousness as a viable option. I just went to school and put up with people's shit. I stopped caring after a year or so, perhaps because I adopted that which I was ridiculed/harassed/whatever'd for as a part of who I am. I-took-the-power-away-from-it type of shit.
04:12 AM on 03/28/12 
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I received some verbal abuse from friends when I was younger. It often led to self-harm and occasional considerations of offing myself... this was from years twelve to fourteen and I have a hard time talking about it with anyone.

Indeed, I think the only reason I'm mentioning this here is to give the general shout-out to anyone else who is struggling: you're not alone, I am more than willing to have a PM conversation with you if you feel like you are, and keep your chin up, because better times come.
04:26 AM on 03/28/12 
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How many points did they take away from Slytherin?

lol
04:53 AM on 03/28/12 
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I used to be bullied alot when I was younger but things got better with age when I grew a bit and stopped looking so damn goofy

and this piece of advice has always gotten me through some rough days when its me vs. the world:



also not having a speech impediment anymore helps...
04:55 AM on 03/28/12 
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I recently went through a situation with my ex-boyfriend and after finally seeking counseling, it's being confirmed that he was emotionally abusive and that I'm suffering from trauma from it all. It's scary how easily this stuff happens and how sometimes you can't walk away from it. It's even difficult to detect. I got paperwork about the different forms of abuse, and a lot of things qualify that I think people would be shocked about. They may only be words, but words can cause a lifetime of pain.
05:35 AM on 03/28/12 
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Stop Bullying, Speak Up
06:24 AM on 03/28/12 
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Let's see how a serious topic is handled in PL. It's been all over the media outlets lately about bullying in schools, on the Internet, and in day-to-day situations. People have been so tortured that they feel the only escape is to take their lives.

Have you or someone you've known ever suffered from abuse, whether it be physical or emotional/mental? Was the damage able to be overcome?

Is there a way to put an end to this that is effective?

Any other comments on the topic are welcome.

There is not a person that I know that hasn't been bullied or harassed in some form or fashion in their life. It is not a new phenomenon. It's just that the existence of the internet has made the bullying more extreme and intrusive.

You can't end bullying, there are always going to be shitty kids with shitty parents that don't teach their kids about how to treat other people. I would stick to the tried and true method of not giving a fuck. Bullies only harass people to get a rise out of them, don't give them that rise and it goes away. It's a skill that will be very useful later in life too.
06:32 AM on 03/28/12 
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I think kids need to know that words can't hurt you. If it's physical call the f*cking cops. I remember getting bullied in college, I know. I called the cops on that chick and bam case solved.

Life is what you make it.

Malfoy is such an asshole! Crabbe and Goyle are little bitches too.



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