Bullying

By Cameron Reemtsen

Definiton

Bullying is unwanted behavior over and over again.

FACTS

There are 3 types of bullying Verbal, Social bullying, and physical bullying.

3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.

1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only get involved 4% of the time

Girls bully in groups more than boys do

1 out of 10 kids drop out of school because of repeated bullying.

How does bullying happen.

Bullying behavior can arise from fear,misunderstanding, lack of knowledge or jealousy - all things that schools can address in positive ways.  Bullying can also happen because the student gets a reaction they like. This is where teaching students ways to effectively respond to bullying behavior is helpful.

Symptoms/Signs

Students grades are declining because they can't concentrate

Kids are losing hours of sleep from tossing and turning.

Kids are coming home with lost or destroyed clothing from getting pushed and knocked down.

Kids may start thinking about suicide because of getting bullied.

People who help

A organization is the LGBT Youth they help bullied kids.  Another group is Religion and Faith helps kids who are bullied because of religious differences.  The third group is Race, ethnicity and national origin it helps with kids who get picked on because of their race or where they come from.

Things People Need to Know About Bullying.

You can help people you see getting bullied by standing up and telling the bully to stop.   You can see it happen at school or at a bus stop.  You can also help by telling the principle or administrators.  You can help the bullied kids by letting them sit next to them at lunch.  If people would just be nicer the world would be a better place.

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