Bullycide, is bullying that leads to suicide. It’s all too common. 1 in 7 students is either a bully, or a victim. Did YOU Know? In the past 25 years, suicide rates for ages 15-25 have tripled On a daily average, 160,000 students miss school in order to avoid being bullied
What is Bullying? CYBER-BULLYING INDIRECT PHYSICAL VERBAL Name calling, insulting, making racist, sexist or homophobic jokes, remarks or teasing, using sexually suggestive or abusive language, offensive remarks hitting, kicking, pinching, punching, scratching, spitting or any other form of physical attack. spreading nasty stories about someone, exclusion from social groups, being made the subject of malicious rumors, sending abusive mail, and email and text messages (cyber bullying) any type of bullying that is carried out by electronic medium. 1. Text message 2. Picture/video clip bullying via mobile phone cameras 3. Phone call bullying via mobile phones 4. E-mail bullying 5. Chat-room bullying 6. Bullying through instant messaging (IM) 7. Bullying via websites
Bullying is becoming a progressively more intense problem in schools today, and only by acknowledging it, will a solution or help ever be found. Bullying affects millions of students, and everyone should be worried. Bullying is relentless, and victims become pushed into a state of constant fear. Studies have shown that victims are at risk for mental health problems, like low self-esteem, stress, anxiety or depression. It can even lead to suicide, or Bullycide.
Maybe you were never bullied. Or maybe you were.
But what if it was your friend, your brother, your sister, or your child? What if it was anyone you love?
Then would you care? Get the facts.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE.
How Can You Make a Difference? Make the active choice NOT to bully others. Stand up against bullying if you see it happen, don’t turn the other way Visit our “Stop Bullying, Save Lives” Facebook page, and recommend it to your friends. Together we can make a difference. Wear the green and yellow ribbon to let people know you are against all bullying