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  • 1. Javier Armendáriz Cortez California State University of Fullerton
  • 2. huge problem with bullying  Between cyber bullying and bullying at school, the school bullying statistics illustrate a huge problem with bullying and the American school system.
  • 3. 1 in 4 kids in the U.S. are bullied on a regular basis.  School bullying statistics in the United Stats show that about 1 in 4 kids in the U.S. are bullied on a regular basis.
  • 4. About 30 % of students in the United States are involved in bullying  In a recent SAFE survey, teens in grades 6th through 10th grade are the most likely to be involved in activities related to bullying. About 30 % of students in the United States are involved in bullying on a regular basis either as a victim, bully or both.  These school bullying statistics show what a problem bullying of all kinds in the United States has become
  • 5. School Bullying Statistics:  When it comes to verbal bullying, this type of bullying is the most common type with about 77 percent of all students being bullied verbally in some way or another including mental bullying or even verbal abuse.
  • 6. include spreading rumors,  These types of bullying can also include spreading rumors, yelling obscenities or other derogatory terms based on an individual's race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, etc.  Out of the 77 %of those bullied, 14 % have a severe or bad reaction to the abuse, according to recent school bullying statistics
  • 7. experience poor self-esteem, depression, anxiet  These numbers make up the students that experience poor self- esteem, depression, anxiety about going to school and even suicidal thoughts (bullycide) as a result of being bullied by their peers.  Also as part of this study, about 1 in 5 students admitted they are responsible for bullying their peers.
  • 8. Half have fear of going to school  Almost half of all students fear harassment or bullying in the bathroom at school, according to these school bullying statistics
  • 9. fear and anxiety of being bullied,  As a result of this fear and anxiety of being bullied, many students will make excuses or find ways around going to school. School bullying statistics also reveal that teens ages 12-17 believe they have seen violence increase at their schools.
  • 10. 85 percent of bullying cases,have no intervention  One of the most unfortunate parts of these school bullying statistics is that in about 85 percent of bullying cases, have no intervention or effort is made by a teacher or administration member of the school to stop the bullying from taking place.
  • 11. Cyberbullying Statistics  These growing numbers are being attributed to youth violence including both homicide and suicide. While school shootings across the country are becoming more and more common, most teens that say they have considered becoming violent toward their peers, wish to do so because they want to get back at those who have bullied them online.
  • 12. Cyberbullying  As social networking and online social interaction becomes more and more popular with sites like Facebook and Twitter, cyberbullying has become one of the most prevalent types of bullying that occurs between teens. About 80 percent of all high school students have encountered being bullied in some fashion online.
  • 13. Most have done it more than once.  About 35 of teens have been actually threatened online. About half of all teens admit they have said something mean or hurtful to another teen online. Most have done it more than once.
  • 14. Putting an End to Bullying:  Parents and teachers need to do something to stop it.  Teens also need to stand together and put an end to bullying, by speaking up or anonymous reporting.
  • 15. Anonymous reporting  When teens see their peers being bullied, they need to report the incident or get help. If teens band together to address these issues, they really don't have to worry about being the target of a bully since most bullies really only attack those that are weaker than them. By standing together to prevent bullying in every school, the number of depressed and suicidal teens can drop along with those who fear for their life while attending.
  • 16. Recent research on bulying  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people with approximately 4,400 deaths every year.  The CDC estimates that there are at least 100 suicide attempts for every suicide among young people. More than 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide.  Now we will present 6 well know cases of suicide because of bullying-
  • 17. 1.Ryan Halligan (December 18, 1989 – October 7, 2003)  Ryan shared an embarrassing personal story, the newly found friend returned to being a bully and used the information to start a rumour that Ryan was gay. The taunting continued into the summer of 2003, although Ryan thought that he had struck a friendship with a pretty, popular girl through AOL Instant Messenger (AIM). Instead, he later learned that the girl and her friends thought it would be funny to make Ryan think the girl liked him and use it to have him share more personally embarrassing material—which was copied and pasted into AIM exchanges with her friends. On October 7, 2003, Ryan hanged himself in the family bathroom
  • 18. 2. Cyberbullying Cases: Megan Meier (November 6, 1992 – October 17, 2006), United States v Lori Drew
  • 19. Megan Meier Foundation  In December 2007, Tina Meier founded the nonprofit Megan Meier Foundation. The non-profit was named in honour of Tina’s 13-year-old daughter who hanged herself in a bedroom closet in October 2006. Megan struggled with attention deficit order and depression in addition to issues with her weight. About five weeks before her death, a 16-year-old boy named Josh Evans asked Megan to be friends on the social networking website MySpace. The two began communicating online regularly, although they never met in person or spoke on the phone. “Megan had a lifelong struggle with weight and self-esteem,” Tina said on the Foundation website. “And now she finally had a boy who she thought really thought she was pretty.”
  • 20. Friends on MySpace began writing disturbing messages  In mid-October, Josh began saying he didn’t want to be friends anymore, and the messages became more cruel on October 16, 2006, when Josh concluded by telling Megan, “The world would be a better place without you.” The cyberbullying escalated when additional classmates and friends on MySpace began writing disturbing messages and bulletins. Tina said on the Foundation website that it was about 20 minutes after Megan went to her room after leaving the computer that the mother found her daughter hanged herself in her bedroom closet. Megan died the following day, three weeks before what would have been her 14th birthday.
  • 21. 3. Cyberbullying Cases: Jessica Logan (February 15, 1990 – July 3, 2008)  Jessica Logan was an 18-year-old Sycamore High School senior who sent nude photo of herself to her boyfriend, but the Cincinnati Enquirer reported that the photo was sent to hundreds of teenagers in at least seven Cincinnati-area high schools after the couple broke up. According to the University of Alabama’s cyberbullying website, the cyber bullying continued through Facebook, MySpace and text messages. Jessica hanged herself after attending the funeral of another boy who had committed suicide.
  • 22. Hope Witsell (May 24, 1996 – September 12, 2009)  A little more than one year later, 13-year-old Hope Sitwell hanged herself after a picture of her breasts that she “sexted” to her boyfriend was shared amongst students at six different schools in area of Ruskin, Florida, friends and family told CNN. Hope never told her parents about the “Hope Hater Page” that was started on MySpace that led to additional cyber bullying.
  • 23. 5. Tyler Clementi (December 19, 1991 – September 22, 2010), New Jersey It was during the summer after his high school graduation that 18-year-old Tyler Clementi began sharing that he was gay. Clemenit’s room mate during his freshman year at Rutgers University, Dharun Ravi, used a webcam in September 2010 to stream footage of Clementi kissing another man. According to the Tyler Clementi Foundation, the teenager learned through his room mate’s Twitter feed that he had become “a topic of ridicule in his new social environment.” On September 22, 2010, Clementi committed suicide by jumping off the George Washington Bridge.
  • 24. 6.Amanda Todd  In October 2012, ABC News reported that the video Amanda Todd had posted to YouTube had been viewed more than 17 million times. In the video entitled “My story: Struggling, bullying, suicide, self harm,” the British Columbia teenager uses flash cards to tell about her experiences of being blackmailed and bullied. A little over a month after posting the video on September 7, 2012, Amanda hanged herself in her home on October 10, 2012.  Amanda began using video chat in the seventh grade to meet new people online, and one stranger convinced the teenager to bare her breasts on camera. However, the stranger attempted to use the photo to blackmail Amanda, and the picture began circulating on the internet, including a Facebook profile that used the topless photograph as the profile image. “The Internet stalker she flashed kept stalking her,” Amanda’s mother, Carol Todd, told the Vancouver Sun. “Every time she moved schools he would go undercover and become a Facebook friend.”
  • 25. measures taken to stop bullying.  Because of this growing number of kids affected by bullying, more and more schools throughout the country are cracking down on the measures taken to stop bullying  Many stratergies are being used, kids pledge
  • 26. Schools are now taking action  However, now that more and more schools are taking an active approach to cut down on the number of students that live in fear of being bullied, the numbers will go down.
  • 27. Marches against bullying
  • 28. Conferences against bullying
  • 29. Antibullying campaing in Washington D.C.
  • 30. Books against bullying
  • 31. More books
  • 32. My books against bullying