"Bullying is a national epidemic" -Macklemore
Facts About Bullying
over 3.2 million students are bullied each year
17% of American students are bullied 2 to 3 times a month
only 4% of teachers will help a child when they are being bullied
about 160,000 teens skip school everyday because of bullying
about 67% of students believe schools respond poorly when it comes to bullying
1 in 10 students drop out of school because of bullying
- verbal abuse is the one type of bullying that remains constant through elementary, middle, and high school
Basic Types of Bullying
Cyber-includes the repetitive act of taunting or harassing one through social media.
Verbal-using words to put someone down.
Physical-includes one person making contact with another by hitting, pushing, kicking, pinching, pushing, or damaging property.
Jessica Logan was a beautiful, blonde girl who lived in Ohio. She was a senior when she committed suicide because a nude photo of her was sent around the school. It was this harassment that broke her.
Tyler was known as the shy boy who loved violin. In his freshman year of college he jumped to his death off the George Washington Bridge. He was being cyberbullied.
Hannah Smith was a 14 year old girl who lived in England. One day her sister was to come into her sisters room only to find her dead. Hannah hung herself on August 3rd 2014 after taunts on the app Ask.fm.
Who to talk to if you are getting bullied
teachers and staff
websites where you can share your story and seek help from others