The one thing that you need to know about bullies is to never make them stereotypical. In most cliches, there’s either a popular person—whether a jock or cheerleader—or someone who is rich ends up being the bully because they think they’re all cool and better than everyone else. This doesn’t happen in real life. While there are jerky jocks, cheerleaders, and rich kids out there who are bullies, the majority of bullies are just random people who have no life whatsoever. Take it from someone who has been bullied throughout her entire life in school. xD
Bullies come from different backgrounds and they do it for many different reasons. They may bully you because they’re jealous of you and they’re insecure. They may bully you because they have a rough background such as trouble at home. This doesn’t always mean that they live in an abusive home or have an abusive background, but it could mean that their parents fight too much or don’t give them enough attention, so they could be bullying for attention. They may bully you because they’re extremely judgmental and or abusive. They may bully you because they’re bored and have nothing else better to do.
And just know that bullies aren’t always physical. In some cases, there are people who do actually get physically hurt, but this may be from another kind of agenda. I’ve heard of people who have had bullies that were racist against them and would literally beat them to a pulp. There are also bullies at school that aren’t students, but instead teachers and other faculty members. Some of them may also be physically abusive as well. There have been teachers (more for the younger ones in elementary school) that couldn’t calm a child down and put duct tape on their mouths to “shut them up.” And in some of those cases, the child actually died. There are teachers that are also verbally abusive, too. Like, they yell at you because you’re “not good enough” or something like that.
Otherwise, besides the physical abuse, it comes down to verbal abuse. They’ll say things like, “Go kill yourself,” “No one loves you,” “No one cares about you,” “You’re a fugly whale…” And more.
You can find a lot of different videos on YouTube for teachers, bus drivers, and student bullies. Like, this one video (in a compilation), there was a kid who was being bullied by students on the bus and they were calling him a terrorist for racist reasons. There was a teacher at my old school who was a bully and would seriously call you fat and ugly and more names in front of the entire class.
There’s also bullies who sexually harass you as well. My sister was bullied because of her virginity and there were multiple guys who would go up to her and touch her boobs and butt.
In some cases, bullying leads to a lot of messed up teens. In fact, it can lead for some teens moving away or suicide. One of the major cases was Amanda Todd.