BULLYING

Facts & Figures

  • One out of four kids is bullied.
  • 43% of students have been bullied.
  • More than 160,000 U.S. students stay home from school each day from fear of being bullied.
  • More than 55% of bullying situations will stop when a peer intervenes.

Definition

According to HB 11-1254, The Colorado Department of Education defines “bullying” as meaning any written or verbal expression, or physical or electronic or gesture, or pattern thereof, that is intended to coerce, intimidate, or cause any physical, mental, or emotional harm to any student.

Effects

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Sadness
  • Loneliness
  • Changes in sleep and eating patterns
  • Health complaints, such as stomach aches and headaches
  • Declining grades
  • Lowered self-esteem
  • Self-harming behaviors

What To Do

  • Help kids understand
  • Help kids communicate
  • Encourage kids to be involved in activities they love surrounded by supportive peers
  • Be an example of tolerance by treating others with kindness and respect

Resources

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