Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Nothing is more far from the truth. Words do and can hurt and shred your self worth if you allow them to.
The times that the bullied victim is away from their abuser is the time they pick up the pieces. They are responsible for healing themselves. What is dealt with is: alienation from "so-called" friends, unfairness, damage to self worth, forgiveness, anger and jealousy.
Alienation from friends you thought supported you hurts tremendously. Bullying is like a virus. One who hangs with the victim will be humiliated also. Naturally, no one likes to be in that situation.
Unfairness is just that. Everyone is just as good as anyone else. It hurts when you're not accepted as all of us have the need to feel accepted and respected.
The damage to self-worth is more if your family life is not healthy. Your support system is solely yourself. That's why it's crucial to build your self-confidence.
Forgiving people who hurt you can be hard. Forgiveness is not forgetting. Forgive your persecutor, examine their life as I've mentioned before. You know you have truly forgiven when you have peace. When you don't forgive, it grows anger, resentment and jealousy. If you don't allow forgiveness in your life it will affect every aspect of it. You, the victim, have to take care of your self. You're the only person who has to live with you 24/7.
Closing thought: The choice you make, makes you.