Parents need to step in to protect their child if they are being bullied, but the parent may have trouble obtaining support from the schools. Girls tend to prefer psychological bullying, and boys tend to prefer physical bullying. The bully tends to be a low achiever, and the victim tends to be an only child or the child of parents who want their children to be seen, but not heard. Often the bullied child is in some way different. As the school system may provide a structure of ideas and attitudes that encourage bullying, schools need to adopt an anti-bullying atmosphere.