Bullying is like a disease that feeds off the bloodline of social acceptance, fueled by fear and pain. The behavior is repeated, over time. Bullying includes actions such as threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
Why a monument?
Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying. 17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester.1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time. By age 14 less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying. With statistics like this in todays society it is clear this we need to share the idea of how bullying can affect people.