"If your community begins to turn against you or that tide turns against you and you feel isolated or pointed out, it can be pretty difficult."
That is the essence of what bullies are trying to achieve. Bullying can be a problem for students of any age – in school and for adults in the workplace. The attacks can be physical or psychological (or both) and can make school or work a nightmare. But understanding bullying on a deeper level can help inform appropriate and effective responses.