Children's Hospital Colorado
A bright blue background with the "balloon boy" off center to the right. The balloon boy is a blue character who appears to be soaring by holding red, orange and yellow balloons above his head.

Just Ask Children's


Bullying 101

Fast bullying facts

  • Every 7 minutes a child is bullied at school*
  • 160,000 children miss school every day due to a fear of being bullied**
  • Together, Let’s Prevent Bullying

Three types of bullying

  1. Social: Spreading rumors, encouraging others to reject or exclude someone, embarrassing someone in public
  2. Verbal: Threatening, teasing, name-calling, making sexual remarks
  3. Physical: Hitting, pushing, spitting, stealing or breaking others’ belongings, making mean hand gestures

Take action against bullying

  • Pay attention: Is your child being a bully?
  • Monitor social media accounts, email and text messages.
  • Limit your child’s online activity and interactions appropriately.
  • Do not tolerate aggression or hostility between siblings.
  • Listen to what your child talks about with his or her peers.

Cyberbullying facts

  • Cyber Bullying can involve both social and verbal types of bullying.
  • Venues of cyber bullying include:
    • text messages
    • social media sites
    • email
    • chat rooms
    • instant messages.
  • 43% of kids have been bullied online

Download the bullying infographic (.pdf).

Sources:

  • *US Department of Justice
  • **National Association of School Psychologists
  • www.dosomething.org
Just Ask Children's Newsletter
PRODWEBSERVER2