The Truth About Bullying

What you need to know

What really is bulling?

A bully is someone who continues to harass and harm someone (the victim), to make them feel better about themselves or to put the victim down.

Bulling is the act of being pushed around repeatedly by the same person(s) and having a lower self esteem.

Signs of Bulling

  • unexplained bruises and cuts
  • not going/skipping school
  • sudden withdrawal from friends, family and activities
  • eating less food
  • loss of friends
  • drop in grades
  • talks about suicide or running away

Main Forms of Bulling

Facts and Statistics

  • 1/7 students K-12 are either a bully or a victim
  • 71% of students report incidents of bulling at their school in North Carolina
  • There are three main types of bulling but more sub forms of bulling
  • Most kids who are bullied try/do commit suicide or run away from home

For More Help

Works Cited

Gordan, Rick. "Teenage Suicide." NAMI: National Alliance on Mental Illness. NAMI, 18 May 2007. Web. 06 May 2015.

O'Neil, Sam. "Teen Suicide Facts." Suicide Prevention Education Alliance. SPEA, n.d. Web. 06 May 2015.

"Teen Suicide Warning Signs by" MedicineNet. MedicineNet, 21 Oct. 1999. Web. 06 May 2015.