a person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker.
Estemated 160,000 children miss school due to bullying.
1 in 7 Students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.
TYPES OF BULLIES
Physical – hitting, kicking, pinching, punching, scratching, spitting or any other form of physical attack. Damage to or taking someone else’s belongings. Verbal – name calling, insulting, making racist, sexist or homophobic jokes, remarks or teasing, using sexually suggestive or abusive language, offensive remarks Indirect – spreading nasty stories about someone, exclusion from social groups, being made the subject of malicious rumours, sending abusive mail, and email and text messages (cyber bullying).
HELP THEM OUT!
56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school.
DON'T BE PART OF THE PROBLEM, BE THE SOLUTION TO BULLYING
A new review of studies from 13 countries found signs of an apparent connection between bullying, being bullied, and suicide.
BULLYING LEADS TO SUICIDE
Suicide remains among the leading causes of death of children under 14. And in most cases, the young people die from hanging.
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year
HOW CAN WE HELP?
BE A FRIEND
American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims.
STAND UP FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS.
“I would rather be a little nobody, then to be a evil somebody.” Abraham Lincoln
BE KIND MAN!
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