Bullying Prevention

Every seven minutes a child is bullied

What is bullying?

A bully is defined as person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker. Bullying usually involves three people, the bully, the victim and the witness. Bullying can be either verbal or physical and can occur online also. If you are being bullied or if you know someone who is, you need to speak up.


  • 42% of people each year have been bullied online
  • 1 out every 5 people will bully someone in their lifetime
  • 46% of males and 26% of females have admitted to have been physically bullied
  • 30% of children (grades 6-10) in the U.S are bullied
  • Over 3.2 million children are bullied a year

Signs someone is being bullied

  • unexplainable injuries
  • not wanting to go to school
  • change in eating habbits
  • decreased self esteem
  • frequent headaches

How to help

If you see someone being bullied the best thing you can do for them is to stand up for them, tell an adult about it and be their friend. Bullying is not a joke, it can lead to depression, and even suicide. Do not be the reason for someone's death, speak up and help.

Places to go for help

  • Dewitt Counseling Services
890 E. Brighton Ave, Syracuse NY 13205

phone number- (315)-472-7885

  • Mrs. Moore, or any adult you can trust
  • If the situation is dire- the police
5400 Butternut Drive E. Syracuse NY 13057

phone number- (315)-449-3640