Kids who are bullied often dread going back to school. The unkind words that young people write and spread can have a permanent impact on their targets. While Sharpies are a new school year essential, they can be used as tools of vandalism and bullying in schools. We’ve all seen the nasty things kids write on walls, lockers, notes and bathroom stalls. Adolescents deface these places because they want their words to be seen by others.