Kids who are bullied tend to become withdrawn. I know I did in ninth grade when this jerk was sexually harassing me. I finally overcame the shame and told my parents. That took care of the problem.
I'd always been a target of teasing because of my weight, but this was completely different. I would have busted that creep's tail, but I knew he carried a switchblade. He eventually ended up doing time in Florida and is a registered sex offender. I still wish I'd clocked him upside the head with my literature book. He deserved it. Those were the days when daddies could defend their daughters and my dad basically told him if he touched me again, he would be very, very sorry. He was 17 and in the ninth grade, so that tells you something.