yeah. it's always the bullying. I was bullied by a kid named STORM COLEY. yeah, ikr! and he went so far on another student, he chased him with scissors and threatened to cut the student's HEART out! he was transferred after that. but trust me, the key to bullying is to stand up to them. grow a spine. it' a little easier for me because i'm really confident and dare I say, BRAVE, and i'm tough so nothing really gets to me. (imma girl, btw. shockers I guess) but I used to be a really shy girl who would always hide behind my mom whenever someone new was around. but, with more human contact, I eventually started to break out of my shell. I really took after my younger sister, Griffin, who inspired me the most to become confident in myself. I really improved, and I hope you do, too David(z). and the key to bullying, really, is to either stand your ground, or kill their buzz with humor. and the number one thing is not to show weakness. it's a self esteem battle;life or death. (metaphor) don't cry or they'll get what they want. but always try not to bully them back...that's all there isto it. hope you liked my ARTICLE of an answer. but I really hope this helps you.