I was bullied as a child and teen. I didn't make any more friends (probably fewer) as a result of the bullying. It didn't improve my communication skills, since nobody listened to me when I reported the bullying. I wasn't diagnosed autistic at the time, and the school didn't have nor implement any anti-bullying strategies (nobody had those in the 1970s.) The teamwork between my parents and the school didn't improve, since nobody listened to my parents, either. It also didn't make me any more resilient. All the bullying did was confirm my belief that I was different and that nobody liked kids who were different and make me reluctant to try anything new or go anywhere new because I was aware that no matter where I went, I would be bullied (this included summer camp and church activities outside of school.)
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