Hi, my name is Joy Marie
James, I am fifteen years
old. I go to Camelot High
School in California.
I love to play volleyball and
go shopping with my
I want to be a novelist
when I grow up, I feel like
I was a good person, and I never expected anything to
happen to me.
I did good in school, and listened to my parents.
I never got into trouble and followed all the rules.
But sometimes things just happen to us and we just don't
know what's coming.
This is when it all began.
Kevin Mann asked me out.
I had a crush on him since the beginning.
I felt like I was on top of the world.
My dream finally came true.
But this is when my life took a big turn. My best friends stopped talking
to me and ignoring my texts. I didn’t know what to do anymore; I lost
all my friends.
They would start writing me mean things.
saw what was happening and thought it
was embarrassing and told me he didn't
want to see me again.
I thought my friends would come back,
but it just made things worse. People
would start to post things on my
I began to feel lonely,
My heart was heavy and
I did not feel like myself
anymore. Those words
that were said to me
sunk down deep into my
heart. I believed what
everyone would say and
began to feel worthless,
Until one day I couldn’t
take it anymore.
I told someone
They told me that I wasn’t the only victim.
They told me this this was called Cyber bullying
and it happens to many people of all ages.
I finally understood that telling someone saved
I learned how to deal with my bullies and
I learned a lot through my bullies
Cyber bullying can happen anywhere at any time, even in places where
you usually feel safe, such as your home, and when you'd least expect it