When I was in 6th grade, I was bullies by this guy Tyler (not his real name). Tyler would call me “trash” or “a walking brick” when I was just trying to play basketball. This may not seem like much but I was really insecure about it because he was one of the “popular guys” and since I went to a private school, if I did something stupid in response, everyone would know about it. Then it started getting physical and this guy would purposely run into me, pushing me to the floor. When I told my parents, all they said was “Boys will be boys” and “he just likes you”. Parents, take a step back and look at that. Boys just get a free pass just because they’re boys and immature. I have heard this many many times from many parents, and it hurts dude. Later, he started easing down and bullying my friends instead.