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Transcript of Bullying PSA
WHAT IS BULLYING?
Bullying can include:
Talking about someone/Hurting someone
Spreading rumors about someone
Leaving someone out on purpose
Attacking someone- Hitting them, yelling at them
Who Would Bully?
People that like to be controlling, or in power
People that are overly concerned about their popularity and how others perceive them
People that are insecure about their own image
People that are influenced by peers who also bully
Suicide is the third leading cause of death among younger people
For every suicide among young people, there is at least 100 suicide attempts.
Over 14% of high school students have thought about committing suicide, almost 7 % have attempted suicide
Victims of bully are 2 to 9 times more likely to commit suicide than non-bullying victims
10-14 year old girls are at a higher risk of bullying
42% of kids have been bullied while online
1 in 4 have been attacked verbally
35% of kids have been threatened over the internet
Who Would Be Bullied?
Kids who are 'different' than others
Kids who feel powerless
Kids who are unpopular
Kids who are alone
What Are The Consequences?
Bullying can lead to negative effects on mental health
Bullying can also lead to substance abuse, and possibly even suicide
How you can help prevent bullying
Treat everyone with respect
Stand up for others; don't be a bystander
Tell a teacher or parent
Educate others about the consequences of bullying
Make the message clear that bullying isn't allowed
If you see someone who's all alone try to be a friend to the
sad, lonely, nervous, sick, hesitant to go to school, and may feel the need to bully other kids.
Kids Who Are Bullied Feel:
Cyberbullying is bullying that takes electronically.
Cyberbullying is no less severe than regular bullying.
Examples of cyberbullying can be mean text messages, mean comments on social media sites, and posting mean things about others.
Cyberbullying can lead to more suicides than regular bullying. Just as kids feel they are safe at home, they can be attacked on the internet.
People Who Are Bullied
People Who Bully
experience depression and/or anxiety
have increased loss of interest in life activity
show decreased academic performance
tend to overuse alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs
experience increased mental health problems, including anxiety, and depression
these people miss or skip school more frequently