When it comes to bullies who make verbal assaults on other kids, their's that old saying, "Sticks and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me." Huh? Are you kidding me? That old saying is false. Kids and teens who bully other students at school with verbal assaults do hurt their young victims. The thing is, for many youths, verbal assaults by other students are just as emotionally damaging as physical assaults. Take it from someone who knows. So for any adult who sees a student verbally abusing another, realize how serious bullying is and do something about it. Verbal assaults do harm.