Do something. Stop bullying.
What is bullying?
One thing to know when it comes to bullying is that there is a distinct difference between joking around or poking fun and repeatedly directing hurtful comments or actions toward someone else. When you are joking around with someone, it can come from sarcasm or other playful, non-serious manners. Usually when there is a “joke” between two people, it is something that both sides of the relationship find funny or humorous. With that being said, when someone’s words or actions are meant to hurt or embarrass someone else physically and/or emotionally, that is what I consider to be bullying. Furthermore, bullying is very common when these types of hurtful actions/comments are repeated to constantly put the victim down and feel bad about themselves.
Why is it a major issue?
Over 3.2 million students are bullied each year.
90% of 4th-8th graders report being victims of bullying.
1 in 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying.