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Bullying 101

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

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

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†

Bullying infographic

An infographic with information about bullying including the following: 3 types of bullying - physical, verbal and social; cyberbullying; every 7 minutes a child is bullied at school; 160,000 children miss school every day due to a fear of being bulling; 43% of kids have been bullied online; take action against bullying by paying attention, monitoring social media, email and text, limiting child's online activity, not tolerating aggression and hostility between siblings, and listening to what your child talks about with his or her peers.

Download the bullying infographic (.pdf).

Sources:

  • *US Department of Justice
  • **National Association of School Psychologists
  • †www.dosomething.org
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