Approximately 160,000 children stay home from school every day because they are afraid of being bullied!
What is Bullying?
Bullying is a form of emotional, social or physical abuse that is harmful and has three defining characteristics:
1 Deliberate—a bully’s intention is to hurt someone
2 Repeated—a bully often targets the same victim again
3 Power Imbalanced—a bully chooses victims he or she perceives as vulnerable
Bullying can have long-term effects on both the bully and those being bullied.
REMEMBER....get a parent or adult if you think there is a risk of someone being hurt. And you can always call 911 if you feel there is a real threat.
Speak Out and Stand Up Against Bullying-tell someone if you're being bullied. If you can, find a trusted adult to tell, or find a friend and share with them!
Bullys target those they perceive as weaker than they are, show them they chose wrong-use your voice, speak out and stand up for yourself!
Don't Be a Bystander-don't stand by and watch bullying occur. If it's safe to do so, stand up to the bully, if it's not safe to do so, go get help!
*stats and info from stopbullying.gov eyesonbullying.org and preventchildabuse.org