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Bullying facts: 1.In our society, bullying is the most common form of violence.2.American schools hold 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims.3.One in seven students from grades K-12 are either bullies or victims of bullying.4.Nearly one-fourth of students from elementary through high school have reported that they have been harassed or bullied at school because of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.5.Eighty-six percent of LGBT students said that they have experienced harassment in school.6.An estimated 160,000 children miss school every day because they fear attack or intimidation by bullies.7.Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.8.Fifty-four percent of students reported that witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to school violence.9.Each month, 282,000 students report being attacked in high schools throughout the nation.10.Victims of bullying are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than students who are not bullied.11.More than two-thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, and that adult help is infrequent and ineffective.


By: Alexis Schemers

Signs of bullying:

1. Unexplained physical marks, cuts, bruises and scrapes2. Unexplained loss of toys, school supplies, clothing, lunches, or money3. Clothes, toys, books, electronic items are damaged or missing or child reports mysteriously “losing” possessions4. Doesn’t want to go to school or other activities with peers5. Afraid of riding the school bus6. Afraid to be left alone: wants you there at dismissal, suddenly clingy7. Suddenly sullen, withdrawn, evasive; remarks about feeling lonely8. Marked change in typical behavior or personality9. Appears sad, moody, angry, anxious or depressed and that mood lasts with no known cause10. Physical complaints; headaches, stomachaches, frequent visits the school nurse’s office11. Difficulty sleeping, nightmares, cries self to sleep, bed wetting12. Change in eating habits13. Begins bullying siblings or younger kids. (Bullied children can sometimes flip their role and become the bully.)14. Waits to get home to use the bathroom. (School and park bathrooms, because they are often not adult-supervised, can be hot spots for bullying).15. Suddenly has fewer friends or doesn’t want to be with the “regular group”16. Ravenous when he comes home. (Bullies can use extortion stealing a victim’s lunch money or lunch.)17. Sudden and significant drop in grades. (Bullying can cause a child to have difficulty focusing and concentrating.)18. Blames self for problems; feels “not good enough”19. Talks about feeling helpless or about suicide; runs away.


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