top of page
bullying-definitions (1).jpg

Bullying

WHAT IS BULLYING?

Bullying can affect everyone—those who are bullied, those who bully, and those who witness bullying.

BullyingImage.webp

GET HELP NOW

If you have done everything you can to resolve the situation and nothing has worked, or someone is in immediate danger, there are ways to get help.

bully-stages-post.jpg

TYPES OF BULLYING

There are three types of bullying:
•    Verbal bullying is saying or writing mean things. Verbal bullying includes:

o    Teasing

o    Name-calling

o    Inappropriate sexual comments

o    Taunting

o    Threatening to cause harm

•    Social bullying, sometimes referred to as relational bullying, involves hurting someone’s reputation or relationships. Social bullying includes:

o    Leaving someone out on purpose

o    Telling other children not to be friends with someone

o    Spreading rumors about someone

o    Embarrassing someone in public

•    Physical bullying involves hurting a person’s body or possessions. Physical bullying includes:

o    Hitting/kicking/pinching

o    Spitting

o    Tripping/pushing

o    Taking or breaking someone’s things

o    Making mean or rude hand gestures
 

92758534_l.jpg

STOP BULLYING ON THE SPOT

When adults respond quickly and consistently to bullying behavior, they send the message that it is not acceptable. Research shows this can stop bullying behavior over time.


Parents, school staff, and other adults in the community can help kids prevent bullying by talking about it, building a safe school environment, and creating a community-wide bullying 

2019-08_talkingparents_blogs_why-kids-bully_hero-min.jpg

WHERE AND WHEN BULLYING HAPPENS

Bullying can occur during or after school hours. While most reported bullying happens in the school building, a significant percentage also happens in places like on the playground or the bus. It can also happen travelling to or from school, in the youth’s neighborhood, or on the Internet.

girl-bullied-by-classmates-corridor-768.jpg

STATISTICS

  • 1 out of 4 teens are bullied.

  • 9 out of 10 LGBTQIA students experienced harassment at school and online. 

  • 5.4 million students stay home on any given day because they are afraid of being bullied.

  • 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some bullying. 

  • 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school

  • A poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased in their schools

  • 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month

  • More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school

  • 80% of the time, an argument with a bully will end up in a physical fight

  • 1/3 of students surveyed said they heard another student threaten to kill someone.

  • 2 out of 3 say they know how to make a bomb, or know where to get the information to do it.

  • Playground statistics – Every 7 minutes a child is bullied

  • Adult intervention – 4%; Peer intervention – 11%; No intervention- 85%

1616507449750-CB-20image-205.png
bottom of page