Posts Tagged ‘Bullying’

Stopping Bullying

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

In the USA ~ October 2012 marks the seventh PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month that unites communities nationwide to raise awareness of bullying prevention. This event includes activities, education and awareness building for the entire month.

According to the National Association of School Psychologists, bullying is the most common form of violence in our society. In a 2001 national survey of students in grades 6 through 10:

  • 13% reported bullying others
  • 11% reported being a victim of bullies
  • Another 6% said that they both bullied others and were bullied themselves
  • These numbers mean that over five million children are affected by bullying

Source: Surfnetkids

Bullying is the conscious desire to hurt, exclude or put someone else down to make you feel better. Bullying can be in looks, actions or words. Bullying is not a joke. It is unacceptable. Each student has the right to feel safe, happy and wanted. (more…)