Stop Bullying ! (:

Samantha Dominguez

"Courage Is Fire , And Bullying Is Smoke"

Bully Facts & Statics .

- It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Source: National Education Association.

- 1 in 7 Students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.

-15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school.

-282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.

- 87% of students said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them.”

- According to bullying statistics, 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying.

- 86% of students said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools.

Types Of Bullying .

Physical – hitting, kicking, pinching, punching, scratching, spitting or any other form of physical attack. Damage to or taking someone else’s belongings may also constitute as physical bullying.

Verbal – name calling, insulting, making racist, sexist or homophobic jokes, remarks or teasing, using sexually suggestive or abusive language, offensive remarks

Indirect – spreading nasty stories about someone, exclusion from social groups, being made the subject of malicious rumours, sending abusive mail, and email and text messages (cyber bullying).

Cyber Bullying - any type of bullying that is carried out by electronic medium. There are 7 types including:

1. Text message bullying

2. Picture/video clip bullying via mobile phone cameras

3. Phone call bullying via mobile phones

4. E-mail bullying

5. Chat-room bullying

6. Bullying through instant messaging (IM)

7. Bullying via websites