Unfortunately, bullying is not a new concept. I am 52 years old, and even when I was back in school, it existed. My father was a school principal and a school superintendent. My older brother and some of his friends used to bully my twin sister and tried to bully me. My twin was always scared and upset because of it, but when they tried to bully me, I just got angry and fought back. I wasn't going to allow them to get the better of me. And there were other kids that tried to bully us because we were a "principal's kid." Which really didn't seem fair somehow. But my brother would never step up and protect us, so I had to defend myself. I wasn't afraid of anyone, but I sure got tired of having to deal with it all of the time. Sometimes, my father would deal with my brother and his friends over their bullying, but he was a very busy man workwise and he couldn't always take care of the problem, and then when he did, it was only temporary. My daughter was also bullied in school and she didn't talk to me about it for a long time. But when she did, I went to the principal until I got the problem resolved. And I recently found out that my brother and my male cousin bullied others in school (they were popular in school and big football players) and it just makes me more angry at them, even now. I suppose most of the kids that they bullied were afraid of them because of their size and strength. Maybe my brother and cousin even threatened them, I don't know.
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