The Deal With Bullying

The Facts You Need

What does bullying mean?

Bullying is repeated, aggressive, unwanted behavior involving children and teenagers, and involved a kind of power imbalance, whether it is real or perceived.

How big of a deal is bullying?

  • Over 3.2 million students are bullied every year.
  • Around 160 thousand teenagers skip school each day because of bullying.

How can I stop people from bullying

If you see someone being bullied, there are some things you can do to stop it.

  • Act immediately, and get the people involved separated.
  • Make sure everyone is okay
  • Stay calm and be respectful
  • Hear the story from everyone involved
  • Support each child and find ways to get them involved in other activities they like

How can I get help?

If you or someone you know is being bullied, there are quite a few ways to get help.

When a child is being bullied, contact:

1. Teacher

2. School counselor

3. School principal

4. School superintendent

5. State Department of Education

6. U.S. Department of Education

If someone you know is thinking of suicide call this hotline:

1-800-273-TALK (8255)


Stop Bullying - A federal government website to help stop bullying

Do Something - America's largest organization for youth volunteering opportunities

National Center Against Bullying - The title describes it pretty well