Bullying

What is Bullying?

  • Unwanted, aggressive behavior among people and one person had more "power." This usually continues for a while.

There are 4 types of bullying:

  1. physical
  2. verbal
  3. social and emotional
  4. cyber

Where can bullying happen?

Cyber bullying is the most common to happen

  • 96.2% of kids said they have been cyber bullied

Physical bulling can happen anywhere.

  • some examples: at school, on buses, at practices, or even at home

Verbal bullying tends to be secretive or happens privately.

Types of verbal bullying are:

  1. withholding
  2. countering
  3. discounting

Effects of Bullying

Bullying can effect EVERYONE!
  • Bullying can lead to:
  1. suicide
  2. substance usage
  3. effects on mental health
  4. and more

Most Likely to Experience


Kids that get bullied are most likely to experience:


  1. depression and anxiety
  2. health issues
  3. decreased academic achievement

Kids that bully others are most like to experience:

  1. alcohol and drug abuse
  2. be abusive
  3. get involved with violent acts

After effects of bullying are:

  1. some may continue to bully others
  2. academics may be hurt
  3. may get involved in harmful things

Things Linked to Bullying

school violence

  • bully victims are more likely to bring a weapon to school for many reasons
  • they may feel threatened and with a weapon they will feel safer
  • based on a survey of more than 15,000 American high school students found that victims of bullying are nearly twice as likely to carry guns and other weapons to school
  • an estimated 200,000 victims of bullying bring weapons to school over the course of a month

suicide

  • bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims
  • studies found say that over half of suicides are related to bullying

sexting

  • sexting can lead to bullying
  • for example victims may get harassed and tormented by name calling, comments made, or side remarks

How to stop Bullying

  • TREAT EVERYONE WITH RESPECT
  • stop and think before you say or do something that could hurt someone
  • talk to an adult you trust. they can help you find ways to be nicer to others
  • keep in my everyone is different, no better or worse, just different
  • if you feel like you are being mean to someone try and find something else to do
  • if you think you have bullied someone in the past, apologize. it's a start