Help Stand up for what is right and put an end to this. By Tyler Burns
It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Source: National Education Association. - American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims. Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center. - 1 in 7 Students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. - 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school. - 15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school. - 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school. - 1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school. - 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it. Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying
Showing signs of depression, like ongoing sadness, withdrawal from others, losing interest in favorite activities, or trouble sleeping or eating Talking about or showing an interest in death or dying Engaging in dangerous or harmful activities, including reckless behavior, substance abuse, or self injury Giving away favorite possessions and saying goodbye to people Saying or expressing that they cant handle things anymore Making comments that things would be better without them.
Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. Verbal bullying includes: Teasing Name-calling Inappropriate sexual comments Taunting Threatening to cause harm
Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying includes: Leaving someone out on purpose Telling other children not to be friends with someone Spreading rumors about someone Embarrassing someone in public
Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. Physical bullying includes: Hitting/kicking/pinching Spitting Tripping/pushing Taking or breaking someone’s things Making mean or rude hand gestures
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Electronic technology includes devices and equipment such as cell phones, computers, and tablets as well as communication tools including social media sites, text messages, chat, and websites. Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
Tell a friend what is happening. Tell a teacher or an adult Ask your Parents for help Do not keep it bottled up inside, tell someone.
Bullying is a crime and it must stopped. For Bullying to stop it has to begin stopping at our level.
Bullying Statistics.com (2012) Bullying and Suicide. Retrieved August 13, 2012 from http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/bullying-and- suicide.html MBNBD (2012) Facts and Statistics. Retrieved August 10, 2012 from http://www.makebeatsnotbeatdowns.org/facts_new.html Stopbullying.Gov (2012) What is Cyberbullying. Retrieved August 12, 2012. from http://www.stopbullying.gov/cyberbullying/what-is- it/index.html