There are so many things I could say about this sadly. I was picked on a lot in elementary and middle school (and sometimes high school) for several reasons. I made good grades, some of the girls were jealous of my hair for some reason, I was a nerd (and still am), and some of the students apparently didn't like my attitude. Luckily I made some friends that I still love dearly to this day and they stood up for me and gave me enough confidence to stand up for myself and people learned to leave me alone. I even defended some people from bullies and may have had to get physical a few times in the process. Personally I think the best way to deal with bullying is to build up confidence, make some good friends, and stand up to the asshats. Relying on others (namely the teachers and school staff) doesn't solve anything and only makes things worse in my opinion. Another thing I wanna add is that if someone's being bullied and they commit suicide because of it, I think the bullies should be charged. That's pretty much my overall thoughts on bullying and how I think it should be dealt with. What do you guys think?