Bullying Prevention

Stand up

According to StopBullying.gov, "Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time."

Bullying is a situation that usually involves one or more people teasing, being violent towards, or harassing someone on a continuous basis. Bullying can take in person, online, or through cell phones. It can happen to anyone.

Warning Signs

  • Unexplained marks, cuts, bruises, etc.
  • Frequent "loss" of toys, clothes, food, money, etc, at school
  • Doesn't want to go to school
  • Difficulty sleeping or nightmares
  • Waiting to go home to use the bathroom
  • Change in attitude or behavior
  • Afraid to be left alone
  • Frequently feels sick or goes to the nurse

Where You Can Go

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Parents/Guardians

What do I do if my friend is being bullied?

As a friend, it can be hard to watch someone you care about get hurt repeatedly. Some things that you can do to help are:

  • Talk to them, but remember that your friend may be uncomfortable about talking about it
  • Try to include them in the group to boost their confidence
  • Stand up for them when situations arise
  • Tell an adult about what is happening


  • Almost 30% of students grades 6-10 have been bullied or are being bullied
  • Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying every year
  • 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only do something to stop it 4% of the time
  • Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school shooting incidents
  • About 160,000 teens skip school everyday because of bullying

More information at...

  • Pacer.org - National Bullying Prevention Center
  • MedicineNet.com
  • DoSomething.org
  • ReachOut.com