Bullying

By Hunter Hawkins and Lauren Greene

Explanation of Bullying

"Bullying is when a person is picked on over and over again by an individual or group with more power, either in terms of physical strength or social standing." Bullying is very common in teens and young adults. It can be as simple as calling someone a name, to violence, fighting, and harrassment. Bullying isn't just in person, it can be over the internet or on the phone.

Stats on Bullying

1. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.

2. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.

3. 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time.

4. By age 14 less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying.

Quotes

"Two of the main reasons people are bullied are because of appearance and social status.""Every day thousands of teens wake up afraid to go to school."
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Preventing Bullying

If you see someone being bullied, stand up for them and go tell a trusted adult (depending on the situation). Try to avoid being alone if the bully is targeting you. Some tips are: ignore the bully and walk away, hold the anger, don't get physical, practice confidence, talk about it, and find your (true) friends.

Where to Get Help

1. Guidance Counselor/Teacher

2. Parents

3. Therapists

4. Any Trusted Adult

Citations

11 Facts About Bullying. n.d. Web. 1 December 2014. <http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-school-bullying>.

Bullying. n.d. Web. 1 December 2014. <http://www.childline.org.uk/explore/bullying/pages/bullying.aspx>.

Dealing With Bullying. n.d. Web. 1 December 2014. <http://www.kidshealth.org/teen/your_mind/problems/bullies.html>.

StopBullying.gov. n.d. Web. 1 December 2014. <http://www.stopbullying.gov/>.