Bullying

By: Isabella Conley

Definition in own words~ when other kids hurt other kids, verbal, physical, cyber.

Interesting facts:

1. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year

2. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying

3. 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school

4. Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school. Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant.

5. American schools hold 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims.

6. Bullying can start as early as 6 years old .

How does bullying happen? What causes it?

  • Bullying can happen when the bully is stressed about what may be going on with them and they take it out on the other person. It can also start by if someone was born with a mental illness, have been bulled before, or even the bully follows a siblings footsteps. People can be bullied because of how they are like as in shape, size, or color.  Some bullies have very low self-esteem, so they decide to put others down too. Bullying is caused by the bully getting bullied in sometime in there life time. Sometimes a person begins to bully others because of their situation within their household.  

Symptoms/signs of bullying

Some symptoms/signs of being bullied are:  Physical complaints; headaches, stomachaches, frequent visits the school nurse‚Äôs office, Doesn't want to go to school or other activities with peers, grades are going down, change in his/her mood, difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares.

who trys to help?

Parents, kids, and even programs.

Programs that help with bullying are:

Olweus Bullying Prevention Program

caabi is a watch-dog group headquartered in Mason city, IA

Back off bully

Menninger Peaceful Schools Project

Why is it important for people to know?

It is important for people to know about bullying because it hurts the kids if they are being bullied. Kids can take things to far sometimes and other kids take things differently than others. Kids can end up by hurting themselves because of being bullied.  

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~Extra Credit~

Questions:

1. How common is bullying?

2. Are there differences in the bullying experiences of girls and boys?

3. Are some children more likely to bully than others?

4. Is bullying in us the same as in other countries?

5. Are there differences between types of schools like elementary, middle, high school?

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