Chase meets with Dr. Susan Lipkins, a psychologist who specializes in bullying. "Ever since first grade, I've really been bullied and picked on and called names. And I kind of got used to it, and then I started going on the bus and then it just got worse," Chase says.

For the past three years, Chase says one boy in particular has targeted him. Dr. Lipkins asks Chase how he feels when the bully calls him a fag—the term Chase says bothers him the most. "Sometimes I just want to hit myself and ask myself: 'Why me? Is it my fault?'" he says. "I just think it's me because they know I will get mad and they know how to get to me."

Dr. Lipkins says Chase is right. "The bully can smell the perfect victim," she says. "What I mean by that is they know which kid is really going to get upset and how to upset them, and it sounds like this guy knows how to do it."
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