It's easy to blame the kids but the problems lies with adults.
It would take a whole serie of books to write up everything fucked up that has lead to this though.
I got a great idea, lets make a society where we empower youth using aggressive marketing coupled with terrible influence from medias who trivialize violence and sex trying to push kids quicker to pretended adulthood so that they become consumers sooner while parents are often too busy to actually supervise their offspring since they are either of low salary and both working a lot or too busy entertaining themselves due to self-centeredness and anyway since birth rate is going down in the G8 they wouldn't want to punish their one and only little wonders who probably feel like they need to be alphas in this 7 billion people world due to loss of individuality from planet wide communications. After all, it's not like we can count on religion anymore to force people to be nice since that's been waning.
That's just my 2-cents though... okay more like a loonie.
Being bullied every day is torture. It makes you hate school. It makes you hate people. It fucks with your mind, and makes you think there's something wrong with you.
I took me years to get back some self-confidence.
The point at which I realized I had none was when a girl confessed to me and I cowered because I couldn't comprehend why somebody could actually like me. I was so used to people hating me or being mean to me.
Of course, nothing happened with the girl... but I'm still thankful because I became so disgusted with myself that I forced myself to change.
I'm much happier with this me and I'd rather just forget my entire childhood... too few things worth remembering there.