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An Eighth Grader Makes An Inspiring Anti-Bullying Video

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This just breaks our hearts.

Watching eighth grader Alye Pollack's anti-bullying video (above) is both inspiring and moving.

Alye created a video that explains how she is tormented at school every single day. Her fellow classmates use hateful words such as "bit*h," "whore," "ugly," "f*g" and more.

She's even revealed in her video that she has thought about cutting herself.

Since she uploaded her video on YouTube, her message has gone viral with over 200,000 hits.

In a recent television interview, Alye has shared what people have said to her since uploading her video. She says:

"I've had a lot of people come up to me and say, 'I know not to say bad things. I think before I say something.' And that's just amazing, because [they] actually are being affected by my video."

Whether it's hurtful words or violence, hate is not the answer.

We commend Alye for being so brave and telling the world about her experience.

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58 comments to “An Eighth Grader Makes An Inspiring Anti-Bullying Video”



  1. 1

    Stupid to see this on a celebrity blog. Flop.



  2. 2

    All I see is a weak minded attention whore twat. Bullying has been happening since the beginning of time. A few kids wanting to be e-famous for 15 minutes isn't going to stop it.

  3. Coqi says – reply to this


    3

    When are you going to listen to a very loud part of your audience and move these types of stories to another website and return your original blog to its intended purpose - CELEBRITIES?



  4. 4

    What kind of society do we live in, when a certain issue like bullying, that has been happening for years is finally getting the attention it demands from society and people whine and bitch about it being posted on a celebrity website? Get over yourselves tools and look at the bigger picture,



  5. 5

    I laugh my ass off when you post these stories, Mario. Has it even been a year since you used those words on a daily basis? No, it hasn't. It's like if Hitler realized in 1944 that he was an asshole and then by 1945, he's preaching to everyone how fucking great Jews are and singing Kumbaya with Elie Weisel. I ain't buying it. It bottles my mind that you tried to out celebrities for YEARS then you post shit like this. Amazeballs!



  6. 6

    Those children who bully in cliques seem so powerful in school, but it won't stay that way. they're just using the one chance they have to excersize some power in their lives and be a part of something they think is 'important'. They see their loser parents and their shitty test scores and they know full well where they're headed.



  7. 7

    Boo frickity who.. I had 1 friend all the way to high school and we both got bullyed everyday, beat up and pushed around. We retaliated by breaking into the school and firing off all the fire extinguishers, destroying the computers in the class, science lab destroyed. Set a fire before we left and got off 5 days off school while they cleaned up. We actaully never went back. That began my days as a dishwasher in a cheap restaurant making $3.25/hr, 60 hour weeks. BUllying wont every stop, you have to make the best of it. Bullys see this type of video and give them fuel next time they see you. There are Victims, heros, bullys and wimps. You can't be 2. Choose one and make it yours othersise you cant handle a little thing we call LIFE… and if you choose bully, you are most likey a wimp or a victim too and that makes you the real loser.



  8. 8

    she lives in my town you have no idea how ridiculous this is….this is all for attention…no one bullies her…she is a total bitch to everyone and then the call her mean names back, SHE PROVOKES IT. On friday I heard her talking to her like 10 friends she sits with at lunch saying, "OMG IM ON THE NEWS IM SOOOO FAMOUS" people who are actually bullied should be recognized not this attention whore



  9. 9

    you're the biggest hypocrite ever perez, you did worse than bullying, you tried to mentally destroy celebrities



  10. 10

    WOW… all these previous posters are fricken idiots!!! I say this is a GREAT thing to be shown, and yes Perez you have many young people that read this blog, and YES you do need to put this on here. People that bully severely lack self esteem and character, and it looks like quite a few posts here are in that category. I actually feel sorry for you people that you have no empathy and Nookies that you think it's appropriate to call this young girl a twat, much less calling anyone that.. What in the hell is wrong with you? Parents need to step up to the plate here and teach their kids about bullying. Yes, we were bullied back in the day, but there were NO COMPUTERS, and that makes all the difference in the world. WHEN YOU KNOW MORE, YOU DO BETTER!! Hopefully this girl will go on to do great things, and the bullies will be washing her clothes and doing her dishes in the future!!!!



  11. 11

    Re: feelinhothothot – You're supposedly at her school, and you use the word "whore"…. What is wrong with you??? If you're a girl shame on you for saying that and not realizing girl power and sticking together is what it's all about little one, and if you're a guy HOW DARE YOU TALK ABOUT GIRLS THAT WAY!!!! If you were my son, I would be embarrassed by you! And nobody your age should have that as your posting name!!



  12. 12

    Perez, I would have an ounce of respect for you if you just came out and said it. "I am the eventual and tragic result of bullying. People who are bullied for being fat, ugly, and gay wind up becoming venomous douche bags looking for revenge."



  13. 13

    p.s. she misspelled therapy and weird



  14. 14

    I love it, great to know there are people like you helping make the world a better place ;)



  15. 15

    Re: xxx.Cindy
    That's right!!!



  16. 16

    At least when you bullied in the past perez, you admitted to it. You are still the same, only now you do it more subtler. You haven't changed at all so you posting these sites is a complete joke. You only have a few people fooled with your so called new attitude. You are still a fucking cyber bully.



  17. 17

    Okay seriously? I get called things even WORSE on a daily basis. I cut myself, I'm in a really bad depression, and I don't have a lot of friends. Do you see me doing this? No, you don't. People will NEVER learn. Why try? I don't tell ANYONE about ANYTHING i'm going through because everyone hates me and they call me mean names. I've been close to being raped a few times and it's because of the size of my chest? Seriously, nothing in this world will ever change. PRAY. God could answer your prayers even if he doesn't always answer mine.



  18. 18

    Re: deelovesyouuu
    You sound like a very nice girl…!! I am unfortunatly in the same situation….but i will fix it!!



  19. 19

    Re: cap chick – Hold on a sec: You don't know the girl in the video, so you don't know if she's NOT a whore or a total bitch. It's people like you who want to sanitize things and sugarcoat life. It doesn't work that way. Girl power? Sticking together? Loyalty is EARNED. If video girl is in it for the attention, and isn't a nice person, she doesn't DESERVE having the girls rally around her. You are either a total dumbass or you're video girl's mother.
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    Perez, stop posting this and your gay crap on a celebrity site. You're not fooling or converting anyone. In fact, you're getting the opposite result.



  20. 20

    Re: deelovesyouuu – I admire your courage for sharing your personal story with us. The only advice that i can give you is to seek help. You are going through a lot of struggles in your live, but self harming is not the way to cope with it. Don't feel ashamed to tell someone you trust, because right now you need their support to help you overcome your depression. I wish the best:)



  21. 21

    I'm really disappointed with the comments on this. It's not someone trying to be famous… It's someone trying to let her hurt out. Show people that a bit of compassion could go a fair ways… But everyone who commented here decided to ignore her message. Continue bullying her for making the video…



  22. 22

    God bless. I just wish that she'd speak rather than hold up barely readable messages on paper.



  23. 23

    WTF is wrong with kids today?! bullying has been going on FOREVER its a part of life.ITS LIFE its called standing up for yourself and kicking someones ass and setting an example.thats what we did when we were younger.. what is cutting going to do? why the fuck would u do that anyways?GET UP GET OFF YOUR ASS GROW SOME BALLS AND LAY A BITCH OUT if u don't do it in grade school it WILL follow you to high school.and you don't want to be known as the person who doesn't stand up for themselves.its just jealousy half the time. BULLYING WON'T EVER STOP I THINK IT MAKES A PERSON STRONGER..all you gotta do is step to one person and let everyone else see and that will be that. and why the hell would you want lots of friends? i can count mine on one hand. i got TONS of acquaintance's but only 5 people i would consider a true friend. the more friends u have the more fake people you have.. i'm sorry but i don't feel bad, i was bullied i didn't cry about it. violence isn't the answer but if its the only option then go for it NOTHING WRONG WITH DEFENDING YOURSELF trust me stand up for yourself get in someones face it'll put a stop to that bullying shit real quick,bullies pick on people they think are weak and won't do shit, they don't pick on the people that will straight up punch them in the mouth. keep that in mind.



  24. 24

    I was reading Lisa Lampanelli’s book recently and in the book she jokes about how public school is better than homeschooling because of the social aspect of it. She said, “How is your son going to be prepared for the rigors of corporate America if he is not constantly being beaten up during recess and given swirlies after school? And how do you expect your daughters to ever have healthy relationships as adults if they are not being ridiculed for their appearance in middle school? Unless you want your kid to work at the underground Biosphere, send him to school."

    It’s sad but true. I seriously have nothing but bad memories from middle school and high school. My only word of advice to the kids of today would be that life does get better with time. Be strong and hang in there because things will improve.



  25. 25

    This entire argument just highlights how ignorant and inconsiderate people are.
    Just because you deal with a certain difficult situation one way (ie sticking up for yourself, "laying some bitches out," as my oh-so-articulate friend fresh2death313 pointed out) doesn't mean it works for everyone.

    Maybe this girl posted this video for 15 minutes of fame, or maybe she really is hurting and needed some help.
    Regardless of what we can speculate, we don't know for sure what's going on in her head.
    So, why don't we keep all the rude and demeaning comments that are directed towards some 13 year old girl who will never effect our lives, to ourselves.
    The bottom line is, why do you care?
    She's thirteen.. please, concern yourself with something that actually effects you.
    Right now, you're all wasting your own time and hurting a girls feelings that may already be very damaged.

    Let's be clear here. I'm not trying to argue, or make my opinion seem more valid than yours. I'm not trying to change your mind.
    I'm trying to say sometimes there is a time and a place for everything, and when you can't be sure, it's surely not the time or the place.



  26. 26

    That's great. They always used to tell kids to speak up and now with Youtube they really can do that loud and clear. The schools are sort of following the lead of the Middle Easterners and the kids just aren't taking it anymore.



  27. 27

    i hope bullying awareness is just a fad, like saving the rainforest



  28. 28

    You tell 'em Perez. Now go chase some little boys.



  29. 29

    i hope she's for real and not a big phony like demi lovato who cried about being bullied then beat up a girl smaller than her



  30. 30

    Seems ironic since the words you have said on this website are much worse. Who are you to post this on your site?

  31. tj77 says – reply to this


    31

    She's gorgeous.



  32. 32

    you know what mario… this video is a message to YOU and YOUR actions… do you feel guilty at all???



  33. 33

    Re: NookiesWA – another typically hateful, bitter, nasty, foul comment from you. you're over 1,000 mean spirited posts now. congratulations! you must be so proud of yourself.



  34. 34

    This is sad… I get bullied at school too. And all these people saying "It's been going on forever" and "It won't ever stop", that doesn't matter. It's not ok for people to bully. I'm not saying it will stop, but I just wish it would because words hurt (a lot) and all the idiots are really just insecure of themselves and think they're protected when they're around their friends. But usually bullies are dumb, have low-life parents and/or friends, or got dropped on their head when they were a baby, and usually the people that get bullied are smarter. So the bullies will be employed at Burger King or digging ditches making extremely low wages while the ones getting bullied will be in a big building or something like that with a nice car and a sophisticated boyfriend/girlfriend. Just think about it.



  35. 35

    Re: Eldridge Cleaver – it "BOTTLES" your mind? fucking idiot!! it's "BOGGLES" fucktard, nice FAIL!!



  36. 36

    Why do people give these dumb tumblr videos any attention? Everyone's doing them. They're cliche. Get over it, a girl is bullied. I've been bullied since 4th grade. I don't have ANY friends. I've hated myself since I was 8. Does that mean I have to make some shitty video about it? No, it doesn't. I don't look for sympathy. This girl needs two things: a dictionary and a pair.



  37. 37

    Re: ZestyFuzz – Huh? Why would Lisa Lampanelli think being ridiculed for your appearence would lead you to have healthy adult relationships? I don't get the link at all.



  38. 38

    Re: La Garse – she's in 8th grade dumbo..loyalty is earned??? You have got to be kidding?? You sound that age.. and I am NOT… I'm not her mother either.. I just know how to treat people with respect.. try it some time.. And you saying to Perez.."gay crap" proves my point smarty pants… You are either a leader or a follower in life( according to you it means sucking up to the mean kids) and I don't think that way. The leader is the person that doesn't follow the dumb ass…. oh sorry… was I talking about you???????????



  39. 39

    First of all my english is no good I am sorry
    nothing good cames from bulling, you grow and the memories remain, they still hurt and you adapt. you become strong? yeah in a way… but you become an adult with a lil self steam. life its really though already, why do we have to hurt others to be happy? nobody deserves to be abused by no one.



  40. 40

    Re: nobody23het – Amen!!!!!



  41. 41

    Sad to see the previous 3 posters are nothing but black heated bullies. Thanks for posting this. Someday people will get the point.



  42. 42

    I meant the first 3 posters, sorry. I am sad that there are people who know this girl and still post mean things, you probably have no idea what is going on in her personal life and you are just as guilty of bullying. Shame on you.



  43. 43

    And bullying has been around for ages, it used to be the occasional kick and punch or slap or name calling but only recently it has become extreme. Bullying has only become the worst thing EVER since lil gay teens started killing them selves cause they can't handle being gay AND bullied. I don't think Columbine was bad enough, no lets try to change things when gay people start killing themselves. Gotta love the media. Go figure.



  44. 44

    Re: Red Panda – I think the point she was trying to make was that in the real world no one is nice, so kids should be exposed to some of that when they are young, so they aren't smacked in the face with it after graduation. I suck at explaining stuff but that's how i took it



  45. 45

    She is very pretty and you would think she'd be real popular with both the girls and boys. Sad. It gets better, Alye.



  46. 46

    ALL I SEE IS A GROSS VAGINA FACE



  47. 47

    boo hoo, cry me a river.



  48. 48

    Re: cap chick – OMG! Cap Chick is absolutely right.. I cannot believe the heartless, evil posts that you people are writing about a little girl! What is wrong with you people!! I am sick to my stomach after reading these wicked posts. Don't you idiots understand that these kids are being shaped and molded from negative experiences like this. Haven't you heard that kids lose self-esteem and do dratsic things like COMMIT SUICIDE over stuff like this! What the Hell is wrong with you pathetic insensitive atheists?!! OMG!!!!! You all deserve to have your asses kicked, embarrassed and teased for the rest of your lives for even thinking the way the you do.. Sickening!!



  49. 49

    Don't any of you insensitive assholes think before you say things??



  50. 50

    Alye,
    I gotta say this is a creative way to tell your story. Highschool.. i'm not gonna lie its rough.. But It will get better… You just have to learn to ignore those words. I know that seems really hard in the 8th grade and middle school just in general…But i find you to be amazing. Cutting isn't the answer… congrats on not cutting tho. I'm always around if you wanna talk. You're a beautiful girl :)



  51. 51

    Re: NookiesWA – It's easy to see you're one of those loser-bullies. Sod off you twat.



  52. 52

    This girl is so brave. New hero



  53. 53

    Re: Margaret Tudor – Loser bully? And a girl taking the time to write on paper, make, edit and upload a video about getting bullied isn't? LOL nice logic. I'd rather be a "bitter loser idiot bully" then a cry baby loser uploading stupid shit on youtube.



  54. 54

    I see some of the bullies have responded here. Well shut it - Alye is a great girl and I'm glad she's found an audience. Just because bad stuff has happened doesn't mean it should go on - that is a senseless argument.



  55. 55

    Sooooooooo late on posting this!



  56. 56

    It's common for most people in life to only have one or two close friends. Growing up is hard and I am glad she is getting the help that she needs through therapy. The desire to self-harm is not a natural human impulse. I can relate to her in the fact that I was bullied as a young teen some as well (I had severe acne ages 10-13). I know that there are many people who can be cruel and hateful, I just wonder what brought this on.



  57. 57

    Re: Red Panda
    Sarcasm!



  58. 58

    Re: starstrukk47 – That’s a good point but I think Lisa was joking. For every person who loves public school for the social aspect of it (dances, friends, sporting events) there is another person who has no friends and is bullied constantly.
    Lisa was mocking people who say public school is better than homeschooling.