To every kid who endures being bullied, keep your head up and stay focused on achieving the things you want. You never know what's possible.
Nearly 1 in 3 students report being bullied during the school year.
Holy crap, that's a lot. And that stat doesn't even come close to accounting for all the kids who are bullied but don't report it. It sounds cliché, but really, it gets better. Need some proof?
Here's 7 people you may recognize who were all bullied as kids.
1. Ellen DeGeneres, comedian and television host
2. Charlize Theron, actress
3. Rihanna, musician
4. Justin Timberlake, actor and musician
5. Barack Obama, President of the United States
6. Robert Pattinson, actor
7. Taylor Swift, musician
Want more? The video below shows even more famous personalities who talk about having been bullied as a kid.
Over half of bullying situations stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the person being bullied.
Learn more. Check out some of these great posts about bullying: a beautiful video about dealing with Internet bullies, statistics about the effects of bullying on LGBTQ youth, and powerful words from a bully herself.