Stop bullying now !
– Adolescent girls are just as likely, if not more likely than boys to experience cyberbullying (as a victim and offender)
– Cyberbullying is related to low self-esteem, suicidal ideation, anger, frustration, and a variety of other emotional and psychological problems)
– Cyberbullying is related to other issues in the ‘real world’ including school problems, anti-social behavior, substance use, and delinquency
– Traditional bullying is still more common than cyberbullying
– Traditional bullying and cyberbullying are closely related: those who are bullied at school are bullied online and those who bully at school bully online
What is cyberbullying?
Cyberbullying is when a child, preteen or teen is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or otherwise targeted by another child, preteen or teen using the Internet, interactive and digital technologies or mobile phones.
Ways to be Kind
2) Compliment someone on how they look
3) cheer someone up if they are sad or feeling down
- Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.
- Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.
- 17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester. Take a stand in your community by hosting a Bullying Policy Makeover event customizing your school’s anti-bullying policy.
- 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time.
- By age 14 less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying.
Let's Stop Bullying
Bullying is never ok. Those who bully use power to hurt people. Power does not always mean bigger or stronger. Power can also mean popular or smart. Or, the kid doing the bullying may know a secret about the kid being bullied.
Kids who bully can have other problems, too, even when they get older, like using alcohol and drugs, getting into fights, and dropping out of school.
Kids who are Bullied
Kids who are bullied can feel like they are:
Kids who are bullied have a hard time standing up for themselves. They think the kid who bullies them is more powerful than they are. Bullying can make them:
- Sad, lonely, or nervous
- Feel sick
- Have problems at school
- Bully other kids
Kids Who Bully Others
Kids bully others for many reasons, they may:
- Want to copy their friends
- Think bullying will help them fit in
- Think they are better than the kid they are bullying