I was never really part of the 'in crowd' at school, nor was I part of the 'geek' crowd. I was in-between and it suited me fine. It still does, if I'm honest.
I recall having the piss ripped out of me for wearing my new Doc Marten boots, (they were all the rage in 1983/84), with black laces. You simply had to have bright yellow laces! I quickly rectified my blunder and all was well. That's about as near as I got to being bullied.
It appears that things today are somewhat different.
A school called an emergency assembly to tell children that a 12-year-old male pupil was having a sex change.
The youngster arrived for his first term at secondary school wearing a dress and with long hair in ribboned pigtails after his parents changed his name to a female one by deed poll over the summer holidays.
I bet the geeks/spotty and speccy kids at that school are delighted!