Bullying

How to Prevent it

What is Bullying?

  • Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children
  • Bullying are actions such as: making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone on purpose

Effects of Bullying

  • Many effects can happen to you personally like: mental health, substance use, and suicide
  • It is linked to many negative outcomes

Statistics

  • 50% of kids in school experience bullying
  • 10% of them experience bullying on a regular basis
  • Kids who know what bullying is can better identify it

Signs of Children Being Bullied

  • Unexplained injuries, frequent headaches or stomach aces, changes in eating habits, declining grades, sudden loss o friends, or harming themselves

Tips

  • Help kids understand bullying
  • Keep the lines of communication open
  • Model how to treat others with kindness and respect
  • Encourage kids to do what they love

Sources

Parents, teachers, counselors, or any adult. Let them know what's happening. Don't feel ashamed about being bullied. It happens, just let people know that it's happening to you, so you and them can resolve the issues.