"I was bullied periodically over a stretch of years when I was 8 to 12 years old. This bullying generally occurred as verbal abuse or physical threats. Ironically, it ended the day I was jumped from behind by one of my tormentors and ended up getting the upper-hand in this tussle, much to the surprise of everyone [including myself]. In retrospect, being the youngest kid in the class as well a nerd, put a target on my back for bullying.
This happened circa 1960, before bullying was generally condemned as unacceptable behaviour. Consequently, I am very happy to support any initiative that furthers the cause of eradicating bullying in our society"