How would you define a bully?
I would define a bully as weak. A person that has their own insecurities but feels the need to outcast others to make themselves feel better.
How old were you when the bully started?
I was in grade 1. Maybe 7 years old.
What is the most effective way to deal with a bully?
Ask them why? What is going on in their life that makes them take it out onto someone else. It is perfectly fine to stand up for yourself(without physical or verbal attacks). If that doesn't work then ignore them the best you can. They will give up eventually. Also, don't be afraid to reach out, let someone be aware of the situation.
What does being bullied teach the people who have experienced it?
I think for most people it teaches us to admire and appreciate the love we have around us from family and friends. It teaches us to take those unfortunate situations and apply them to make us the best people we can be. To strive and work hard for our dreams so we can show those bullies that we won at their game.