My thoughts/>>>>Let’s Talk About Bullying!!!!

https://americanspcc.org/bullying/statistics-and-information/

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Bullying Statistics

 

160,000 kids per day skips school for fear of being bullied.1

When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time.2

The 3 B’s of Bullying
1.Bullier – 30% of youth admit to bullying
2.Bullied – 1 in 3 students bullied at school
3.Bystander – 70% have witnessed bullying

BEEN BULLIED
28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying.3
20% of U.S. students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying.4

BULLIED OTHERS
Approximately 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys.5

WITNESSED BULLYING
70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.6
70.4% of school staff have seen bullying. 62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last month and 41% witness bullying once a week or more.7
When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time.2

BEEN CYBERBULLIED
6% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.8
16% of high school students (grades 9–12) were electronically bullied in the past year.9
However, 55.2% of LGBT students experienced cyberbullying

Bullying…

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Risk Factor for Bullying

No single factor puts a child at risk of being bullied or bullying others. Bullying can happen anywhere—cities, suburbs, or rural towns. Depending on the environment, some groups, such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgendered (LGBT) youth,11 youth with disabilities,12 and socially isolated youth, may be at an increased risk of being bullied.

Generally, children who are bullied have one or more of the following risk factors:
•Are perceived as different from their peers, such as being overweight or underweight, wearing glasses or different clothing, being new to a school, or being unable to afford what kids consider “cool”
•Are perceived as weak or unable to defend themselves
•Are depressed, anxious, or have low self-esteem
•Are less popular than others and have few friends
•Do not get along well with others, seen as annoying or provoking, or antagonize others for attention

However, even if a child has these risk factors, it doesn’t mean that they will be bullied.

It has affected someone I love…

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My daughter was a victim of bullying in her middle school years. She was treated really  cruel by her own peers. Her teachers and administrators of her school were not there for her. They did not see her struggling and never saw the bullying that she was subjected to, or so they said.

One of the ways my daughter was bullied was that her bullies took her possessions. Once she had her mp3 taken and her book bag was taken and placed under a running shower in gym class.  Her stuff was soaked and her spirit was damaged. She did not know why she was constantly being bullied, but I as her mom, figured it was because she was a girl who “marched to her own drum”, her beautiful inquisitive self was different from her age group and she was still so young at heart. While her so-called friends were trying makeup on and worrying about their clothes, she was looking for bugs, to explore and still so naively innocent. She did not care for things like that, the things like makeup and fashion, or trying to grow up too fast. All her teachers found her “young at heart” characteristics refreshing.

I think children are always in too much of  a hurry to grow up, and too fast. Children should be children for as long as they can, just my opinion.

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I have never really cared for bullies. I really though can relate to their many reasons for doing so. Sometimes people feel the need to make other people feel inferior to them, because it makes them feel superior. Or perhaps they get bullied at home and that is the only behavior they recognize or that is the only way they relate to people, you know?

I am not by any means saying it is right, because it most certainly is not! It is something that can greatly change a person’s life, I know you have watched television and saw the many suicides from people who have been bullied. Even in cyber space there is a considerable amount of bullying going on. You can find it in workplaces, college, school, homes, and playgrounds. It is everywhere, when someone who wants to be a bully.

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I wish it was something we did not have to worry about. Any parent ho has a child that is somehow different, they worry about this. The person who is obese worries about this! The person who is kind of weird, worries about this!

It affects all walks of humans, all aspects of a person’s life. It almost like a disease, in that the ways it does affect a person.

WHY ME?

If you or someone you love is being bullied or has been bullied then you have to know it is not your fault or theirs. It is simply someone who empowers their own self despite the implications for another or pain it causes another person.

HOW DO YOU STOP BULLIES???…

Well there is no easy answer. It must start in a person’s childhood, in their homes, in their schools, on the playgrounds and in the churches. Adults need to identify and understand how bullying is and what it does. Adults need to be role models and they need to report bullying to the appropriate person’s when they se a child , especially, being affected. The adults need to help somehow. Children cannot speak for themselves a lot of times because they fear for their own self’s. Sometimes the child will become a recluse because they are scared. Getting information from a bullied child is sometimes a “hit and miss” at best.

Workplaces, you should always report it. Ask to remain anonymous. Leave a note on a supervisors desk if you have to.

Parents, don’t let one of your children constantly get picked on. Intervene when and where necessary. Make sure each child does not have a reason to bully.


I am passionate about helping children and adults that are bullied. I have seen it in my own life and in my own family. I do not wish anyone to be a victim of bullying. No matter how different, how much of a weirdo a person might be, we all deserve respect and understanding. We all deserve to be who we want to be, without being bullied.

If you know someone who is being bullied, please try to help them. Children who are bullied can grow up to be bullies themselves.

Let’s stop the cycle!

Thank you for reading! Share post if you want to.

Michelle(MwsR) <3

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14 thoughts on “My thoughts/>>>>Let’s Talk About Bullying!!!!

  1. Bullying is wrong, I was bullied one time that was vicious, most of the time I endured good-natured teasing. I know lots of kids get bullied, but it’s also possible that kids these days can’t differentiate from teasing and bullying. Kids are babied so much more these days, and while bullying is wrong, the parents need to investigate whether they are really being bullied or just teased. I’m very short, naturally, I was teased a lot. I handled that just fine. The time I was bullied, however, a girl cornered me in the gym and said vile things to me, threatened to beat me up (for just being myself apparently). Luckily, my friends came to my rescue and it never happened again.

    • I am glad your friends were there, I see in the news a lot how terrible bullying can be, even leading to death.

  2. Really enjoyed your post…I hate all bullying, but cyberbullying is a scary phenomenon of recent years – people seem think they can hide or not take accountability for what they say on line. There does not seem to be a limit to cruelty when it comes to cyberbullying.

    • You are correct. Cyberbullying is scary as to how far it can really go. Thank you

  3. The stats made me shudder. Bullying is crime. And I hope there is a end to this nuisance. Awareness is the only way to let people know how big of an issue is this. You are doing a fab job

  4. This was very informative. Often times when people discuss bullying they leave out the perpetrator(s) and Bystanders. Thank you for sharing. – Jaquasia C.

  5. Bullying is such a horrible thing for anyone to go through… I hope that people know the negative impact of their words…
    Feel free to check out my latest post which explains this phenomenon..
    Take care. ❤

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