When I was a child I tried everything they said to avoid getting bullied. However all that seemed to do was make it worse. They said ignore them. Yeah well that just made me seem vulnerable. I am lucky though. I'm a pretty tough chick so I needed to take action. So I did. They stopped. My brother started to not hit me as much. The kids at school slowed up a little. Some were afraid of me. I had to beat up a few guys that hit me. I don't stand for that either! So I think bullies need to be brought bac down to thier size. Which in some cases leads to no brains. So to anyone getting bullied I don't suggest to do what I did but find some way to maybe outsmart them. I was also the kid they knocked the books out of my hands. I was classified for awhile as weak, dumb, and worthless. I sure surprised them, didn't I.