by: Miranda Bohon
Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. Bullying is not only physical, it's also verbal. Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school. Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant.
Online Bullying is also a huge issue. Nearly 43% of kids have been bullied online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once. 1 in 7 students in grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.
Any type of bullying is wrong. Nobody realizes what you feel when someone bullies you. People have different reactions to it, so you don't know what's going to happen. Remember, something you say to someone will stick in the back of their head, and they might start believing you.