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Transcript of Anti-Bullying
All around the world, from corner to corner, young kids are tormented, and bullyed
Bullying at school takes place just about everywhere. It can take place in the school hallways before and after school, as well as in between classes. It also takes place out on the playground and even on the bus on the way home. No place is safe from bullying behavior, even when there are adults nearby.
There's several forms of bullying such as Verbal, social, and physical
According to the Bullying Statistics website, about 77 percent of the bullying cases in schools is verbal bullying
Being bullyed verbally includes acts such as...
Making derogatory remarks
About 14 percent of those who are victim of this kind of bullying have severe reactions and the victims of verbal bullying often experience long-term negative effects from this behavior
Some of the effects of verbal school bullying on the victim include:
Where it all starts
Having someone they can trust to talk to can go a long way toward reversing the negative effects of a school bully.
One of the most effective ways to stop bullying behavior in the schools is for the adults to step in
If you witness any form of bullying, alert an adult, and prevent it from furthering
Be kind to the kid being bullied. Show them that you care by trying to include them. Sit with them at lunch or on the bus, talk to them at school, or invite them to do something. Just hanging out with them will help them know they aren’t alone.
Be a helping hand, don't leave silent, when you could be saving a life
Ways to Prevent Bullying
According to StopBullying.gov, about 28 percent of students in grades six through 12 have been the victim of bullying, while about 20 percent of students in high school have experienced the same issues
These same surveys also reveal that about 30 percent of students admit they have engaged in bullying behavior against other students
As many as 70 percent of students state they have witnessed bullying behavior
A study cited by StopBullying.gov, about 49 percent of students in grades four through 12 reported they were bullied at least once in the previous month. When asked about frequent bullying of two or more times, 23 percent of students felt they were bullied frequently.
83 percent of all girls claim to have some sort of harassment growing up, while 79 percent of boys experience the same harassment
School Bullying Statistics
Currently, around 35 percent of all children have, in some shape or form, been threatened over the Internet
Kids who are cyberbullied are more likely to:
Use alcohol and drugs
Experience in-person bullying
Be unwilling to attend school
Receive poor grades
Have lower self-esteem
Have more health problems
Sending mean messages or threats to a person's email account or cell phone
Spreading rumors online or through texts
Posting hurtful or threatening messages on social networking sites or web pages
Stealing a person's account information to break into their account and send damaging messages
Pretending to be someone else online to hurt another person
Taking unflattering pictures of a person and spreading them through cell phones or the Internet
According to the Center for Disease Control, cyber bullying suicide rates accounts for 4,400 deaths in teens and younger children each and every year.
The suicide rate due to bullying is the third highest cause of death in young people throughout the country
There is a total of 440,000 attempts in the country every year
The 10 to 14 age group is the most likely to attempt to commit suicide
According to Cyber bullying statistics from the i-SAFE foundation:
Over half of adolescents and teens have been bullied online, and about the same number have engaged in cyber bullying.
More than 1 in 3 young people have experienced cyberthreats online.
Over 25 percent of adolescents and teens have been bullied repeatedly through their cell phones or the Internet.
There are many types of negative physical interactions that can occur between young people, including fighting, practical jokes, stealing, and sexual harassment
physical bullying can take many forms:
•Stealing or destroying possessions, including books, clothing, or lunch money
Some signs that a student may be a victim of physical bullying include:
•Coming home from school with bruises, cuts, or other unexplained injuries
•Having damaged clothing, books, or possessions
•Often "losing" things that they take to school
•Complaining of frequently not feeling well before school or school activities
•Wanting to avoid going to school or going to school a certain way, such as taking strange routes home from school or not wanting to ride the bus
•Acting sad or depressed
•Withdrawing from others
•Displaying low self esteem
•Mood swings, including anger or sadness
•Trying to take a weapon to school
•Talking about suicide or violence against others