I don’t really know the real answer to this question, generally because I was the one to avoid conflict.
However, the book “Stuck in the Middle” has really made me think, and review in my years of middle school, and then I started thinking. Students have gotten craftier, thanks to the Internet.
Although bullying almost never occurred in school, all of it now occurs over the internet. A lot of it now occurs over social media. With snide comments like, “You look fat,” and, “You look ugly,” it just tears through people.
However, I have witnessed bullying in school as well. I remember how one girl has transferred school because she couldn’t handle all the insults.
So, bullying hasn’t changed. It’s just as bad as it used to be.