It's kind of a hot topic these days in a small sort of way.
Still, the experience has not left me, it sucked so much.
I don't think about it much these days, but I know that having lived through those experiences has shaped me as an adult, and not for the better.
I can vividly recall days when I would have to launch myself out of the school bus door and run as fast as I could up the hill to the shelter of my house.
A group of older neighborhood boys would be after me for reasons that were never entirely clear.
He pleaded guilty to attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming in Stadhampton, Oxfordshire, on 5 March 2018.
He believed he was meeting a 14-year-old girl when he was confronted by members...
I was younger, more sensitive, certainly more vulnerable and not talented at fist fighting.
Most days I'd make it home safely , but some days I'd end up belly up on the grass trying to fend off blows and kicks while a ring of kids jeered and cheered that day's aggressor.
You know how jokes are often funny because they are based in an ugly truth?
I had a new realization of that phenomena while watching Bill Maher's new stand-up comedy special "The Decider" on HBO the other night.
The experience of getting your face smashed in by bullies (or taunted by them, or pushed, or shoved, or excluded, etc.