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Facts About Bullying

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Common Message/Definition:
 Bullying is an unwanted, aggressive, repeated, negative behavior toward a targeted individual over time, which involves a real or perceived imbalance of power.

3 Types of Bullying:

 -Inappropriate sexual comments
 -Threatening to cause harm

 • Social/relationship - hurting someone's reputation or relationships
-Leaving someone out
-Telling other children not to be friends with someone
 -Spreading rumors about someone
 -Embarrassing someone in public

 • Physical - hurting one's body or possessions
 -Taking or breaking someone's things
 -Making mean or rude hang gestures

Where/ When Bullying Happens: 
Bullying can occur during or after school hours. While most reported bullying happens in the school building, a significant percentage also happens in places like on the playground or the bus. It can also happen travelling to or from school, in the youth’s neighborhood or on the Internet
Frequency of Bullying 
There are two sources of federally collected data on youth bullying:
   •The 2010–2011 School Crime Supplement (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics) indicates that, nationwide, 28% of students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying
   •The 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates that, nationwide, 20% of students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying

Info courtesy of: stopbullying.gov