Bullying affects all youth, including those who are bullied, those who bully others, and those who witness bullying. The effects of bullying may continue into adulthood.
Types of Bullying
Verbal bullying includes name calling, making racist, sexist or homophobic remarks or jokes, insulting, slurs, sexually suggestive comments, or abusive language of any kind.
It involves exclusion from groups, spreading malicious rumors and stories about others, and generally alienating people from social acceptance and interaction.
Hitting, kicking, pushing, punching, hurting, slapping, blocking, tripping. Touching in unwanted and inappropriate ways. Target a person sexually.
Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, text messages, social media, online gaming, forums, or other apps through which people can view or share content.
Disturbing Bullying Statistics
of students in grades 4-8 report having been harassed or bullied.
of students surveyed report that bullying is the primary motivator of school shootings.
of students report having witnessed bullying in their school.
of students who are bullied do not report it.
of teens have experienced cyberbullying.
Dangers of Bullying
developed social anxiety
deleted their social media profiles
stopped using social media altogether
started skipping class
developed an eating disorder
began abusing alcohol or drugs