Got an Answer?
Yes you were a victim. Back then. Not now.
Don't make excuses for your life. We all have choices and you need to rise above it.
I can't believe some of the compassionate responses here. I'm sorry you went through this. Counselling will be a good first step.
That's terrible! - and you are suffering from what happened to you - a series of traumatic events as a little kid - you were voiceless.
Have a look at: https://www.blueknot.org.au/
A victim can be any age, however they may not class the other kids as an abuser due to their age. Are you seeing a counsellor or psychologist?