Did you know?
- Over fifty percent (50%) of the adult population has reportedly experienced some form of violence at work, at home and in the community. Up to thirty-five percent (35%) of chronic adolescent bullies spend time in prison as adults. Childhood bullies, who are not motivated to change through training programs and intervention, most often become adult bullies.
- Eighty percent (80%) of adolescents reported bullying incidences during their school years.
- Ninety percent (90%) of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.
- Fifteen percent (15%) of students bully regularly and up to thirty percent (30%) are victims of bullies.
- Up to 7 percent (7%) of 8th graders stay home at least once a month because of bullies.
- Bullying is learned behavior that is taught and/or experienced at home or at school.
- Most bullying is verbal.
- Bullying peaks in the middle school years.
- Both boys and girls bully — with female bullying taking indirect, manipulative forms.
- Bullying can have devastating long-term effects on its victims.
- Teachers and parents have reported that role-playing from the perspective of both victims and bullies is highly successful in helping children understand the causes and effects of bullying behavior.
- Bullying is anything that hurts someone, belittles them or makes them feel bad. Some types of bullying are:
Physical (punching, pushing)
Relational (leaving someone out of a game or group on purpose)
Extortion (stealing someone’s money or toys)
Cyber bullying (using computers, the Internet, mobile phones, etc. to bully others)