Are you being bullied?
Project TRUST works to stop bullying in schools. However, bullying still persists, and there are still many victims of bullying. At our retreats, we ask students to write a letter to someone who is being bullied on what they would imagine the worst day of their life is. The students are encouraged to allow us to actually deliver the letter they write to the student they wrote it to, but they are invited to keep them anonymous. Sometimes, the letters are written from the point of view of someone who has been bullied, and occasionally a bully will write a letter to someone who has been bullied. We will post some of the letters on here (all of the names will be taken out) so that if you are being bullied, it can serve as a reminder that their are a lot of people out there that care. We are all supporting you, and we are behind you 100%.
I know many people have bad thoughts and feelings about you. I have seen many people bully and pick on you, I am terribly sorry that I didn’t do anything or say anything. Next time if I see someone bully you I will try and help as best as I can, and if I have ever done anything to upset you I am very sorry. If I had any advice to give you is that if you are being bullied, just ignore them they are not worth it. Your bullies are very wrong for doing that to you. I would never do anything like that to you because I think you are a really cool guy, and a great person to be around. If you need anything, I am here for you buddy. Hang in there, and I hope we become better and closer friends.
I have seen that you been picked on and I want you to know that I’m very very sorry for your problems. I hope that the bullies will come to their senses and see you as a very special person. I want you to know that boy you are an awesome person in every light and that God loves you more than you know. Keep on thinking free.
I love you with all my heart. You are a very nice and good person, I don’t know why those girls pick on you and me. But you and me will make it through it all together. They are cruel and mean and we don’t stand up for ourselves but I will for you and me. I love you like a sister. I am sorry if I have ever hurt you.
I’m sorry kids make fun of you. I think you’re a very nice boy. I just want you to know you’re a great person. I’m always here if you need someone to talk to. You never back down, ya hear?!
I am sorry that I have been ignoring you. You are very nice and respectful to me. You aren’t a nerd, you’re like me. I don’t deserve to have a friend like you, I just got a little annoyed. you’ve always been there for me, and I never should have ignored you.
I know that being bullied is hard. You think you’re a total outsider and that no one likes you. But someone does. A lot of times people bully because they are jealous, they wish they could be an individual like you, as smart or even like you in every possible aspect. Bullies are people who think they’re better or aren’t okay with themselves. They have personal issued with themselves; they’re not okay with the person they are. I want you to know that even though things are hard it will get better. Don’t let people who have anger problems or self problems stop you from being yourself. You will find true friends that like you for you! I promise that, and that it will get better!
Your Friend Truly,
I’m sorry you have been bullied so much at our school. I have never been in those situations to say I know how you feel but I know it would hurt. I would also like to say sorry for not sticking up for you when it happens. But even worse that its my friends that are being the bullies.
I think you are a very strong person. For you to come to school everyday and get the same name calling, pushed around, and just getting blown off by people. You have to remember the people doing it truly don’t know the real you. You are a great for who you are and you can’t let people get to you. I will stick up for you unlike in the past and am sorry for that. You’re very nice and mean well just always remember that.
I am sorry for all the name calling and put downs. I have learned now that it is wrong and I will never do anything like that again. I have been put down myself and I guess that is why I am doing this (I know what it is like, it hurts). Thanks for your understanding.
Project TRUST Participant
I just wanted to say that I know you are bullied and I’m so sorry I have never done anything. Don’t listen to them, whenever you do, know that you have God watching over you, and thousands of angels cheering for you. People don’t know you well and if they did they wouldn’t bully you. You are a great person, and don’t change anything about you for someone else. Hang in there and keep your head held high.
I have seen kids make fun of you all the time. It’s not right and I am also sorry for making fun of you. I know your life is rough and that bullying makes it worse. I have your back now and won’t let you down. If I see somebody making fun of you, I will step in and stop it. I hope that the bullying stops. I hope to see your life change and become great. I’m sorry for all the bullying.
Your friend from PT
Dear the bullied,
Being bullied is a hard thing to carry on your own. Everyone needs somebody to lean on when things get tough. At Project TRUST, I’ve recently learned what it feels like to be bullied. And I have realized that what bullies do to others can really put someone down. I’ve come to know that I should be helping the bullied instead of sitting idly by and watch.
Dear people who have been bullied by me or my friends,
I’m sorry that you hard to be treated like that. I know it isn’t fun. Bullying is really frustrating and it causes pain. I will stick up for you if I ever see you being bullied. By anyone. I promise.
A former bully