During the informative years, children are taught about resilience and respect.
The ability to accept feedback and realise you're not going to get along with everyone in the world are the two basic elements of these principles.
In recent years, social media has challenged the notion of resilience and respect and introduced a new term called cyberbullying.
In the past, people could escape nasty comments by simply not associating with the person saying the negative words.
These days those comments can linger and find people via text messages, emails and/or social media. At times it can feel like there is no escape.
It's hard to be resilient when the abuse seemingly endless and the words can be re-read constantly.
The abuser is also separated from the incident. They cannot see the reactions - they are keyboard warriors with no responsibility attached to their barbs.
Unfortunately, adults do not set good examples for the next generation. You don't have to look any further than the United States of America President Donald Trump.
In the past 24 hours, he has called a diplomat "wacky", "a very stupid guy" and a "pompous fool" all on Twitter.
The tweets were in response to leaked confidential memos from the UK ambassador back to the London that were highly critical of the President but did not express anything that others had not said already during his time as the leader of the USA.
Mr Trump's response was not surprising, as it added to a long list of poor behaviour and examples of bullying. And he is a bully.
Sadly, his behaviour gives others permission to do the same.
Tasmanian law is currently trying to catch up to the rise of the internet. In March the Criminal Code Amendment (Bullying) Bill 2019 was introduced to parliament to make cyberbullying a crime.
It should be a crime. But with the likes of Mr Trump allowed to be a bully on an international stage, it will take some time for deterrence to have an impact on the high-risk issue.