What is bullying
Bullying is unwanted aggressive behavior that includes making threats, attacking someone physically or verbally, spreading rumors about someone just to hurt their feelings, spreading gossip to ruin someones reputation, name calling, hitting, stalking, degrading someone, harassment, posting pictures that can be humiliating or painful, If your just plain out being mean, hurting,causing pain, or scaring someone then your a bully.
- More than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied
- 8% of students miss 1 day of class per month for fear of Bullies
- Playground statistics - Every 7 minutes a child is bullied
- 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically
- Bullying is the most common form of violence. Between 15% and 30% of students are bullies or victims
- Direct, physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school, and declines in high school, verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant
- 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school
- 64% of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36% reported the bullying (Petrosina, Guckenburg, DeVoe, and Hanson, 2010).
- 22% of Student know someone who has been bullied online
- The reasons for being bullied reported most often by students were looks (55%), body shape (37%), and race (16%) (Davis and Nixon, 2010).
- Over 14% of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7% have attempted it
- About 35% of kids have been threatened online
- Students who are both bullied and engage in bullying behavior are the highest risk group for adverse outcomes (Espelage and Holt, 2013).
- A poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools