I regret not standing up for myself more when I was in school. I was bullied almost constantly starting in elementary school and it escalated in high school. The worst part was knowing that I did nothing to the people who were bullying me but they knew I was an easy target and never let up. I also regret not having teachers or school staff who really cared enough to help. I often went to the staff to get help but nothing was ever done. A girl got just one day of in school suspension for handing out baby shower invitations to the entire school for me when I was not even pregnant but if I would have resorted to some sort of violence, I would have been expelled. A girl who put itching powder [which felt more like shards of glass] down my back in class did not get any sort of punishment. Most of all, I regret that physical violence is taken way more seriously than emotional when in my opinion, and I am sure in the opinion of many other victims of bullying, I would have rather been hit a few times than tortured emotionally every single day. I hope that some day, they take bullying more seriously in schools before suicide becomes even more of a problem.