There is a kid at my dds summer camp that is a straight up bully. He pushes kids out of his way. He takes things from their hands. He threatens them. He calls names and is just flat out mean.
The other day the kids were having popcorn and he was sitting by himself. There was an open chair next to him so my dd decided to sit there since he seemed to be ignoring everyone. As soon as she sat down he reached over and knocked her popcorn out of her hand. She apparently went off on him. She told him he was a butt head and would never have friends acting like he does. That if he really wanted to know why he was always alone and no one ever wanted to be his partner for field trips it was stuff like this.
Now the camp counselors saw it all and said they were glad my dd said something. The boy apparently ran for the bathroom crying, his parents confronted me. They said he has problems at home and my dd should be more compassionate. They want to know what I plan to do about it. I plan to do nothing. She stood up for herself and never got physical. She used appropriate language and said how she felt. No punishment.