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Music is a universal language that permeates throughout the world.
The side effects of bullying are a universal cause of hurt, pain, 
sadness, and despair...

bullying facts


bullying facts

What Is Bullying?

  • Unwanted, unprovoked aggressive, or offensive behavior that creates a hostile environment and limits one's ability to participate in or benefit from the services, activities, or opportunities offered.

  • A power imbalance by one who is habitually cruel, insulting, or threatening to others who are weaker, smaller, or in some way vulnerable

Is Bullying a Crime?

  • There is no federal law that directly addresses bullying

  • Bullying is technically not a crime. Depending on the bullying action, there may be overlaps other with discriminatory harassment when it is based on race, national origin, color, age, disability, religion, sex, and sexual orientation.

  • Federally-funded schools have an obligation to resolve harassment on these bases.

What Are The Signs of Being Bullied?

  • Unexplainable injuries

  • Lost or destroyed clothing, books, electronics, or jewelry

  • Frequent illnesses

  • Frequent trips to the school nurse

  • Changes in eating habits,

  • Difficulty sleeping or frequent nightmares

  • Declining grades, loss of interest in schoolwork or usual activities, avoiding school

  • Sudden loss of friends or avoidance of social situations

  • Feelings of helplessness or decreased self-esteem

  • Self-destructive behaviors such as running away from home, harming themselves, or talking about suicide

What Are The Signs of a Bully?

  • Get into physical or verbal fights

  • Have friends who bully others

  • Are increasingly aggressive

  • Get sent to the principal’s office or to detention frequently

  • Have unexplained extra money or new belongings

  • Blame others for their problems

  • Don’t accept responsibility for their actions

  • Are competitive and worry about their reputation or popularity

What is it like to be bullied?
  • Bullying can make a child feel helpless. Kids may want to handle it on their own to feel in control again. They may fear being seen as weak or a tattletale.

  • Kids may fear backlash from the kid who bullied them.

  • Bullying can be a humiliating experience. Kids may not want adults to know what is being said about them, whether true or false. They may also fear that adults will judge them or punish them for being weak.

  • Kids who are bullied may already feel socially isolated. They may feel like no one cares or could understand.

  • Kids may fear being rejected by their peers. Friends can help protect kids from bullying, and kids can fear losing this support.


What is cyberbullying?

Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place over digital devices like cell phones, computers, and tablets. Cyberbullying can occur through SMS, Text, and apps, or online in social media, forums, or gaming where people can view, participate in, or share content. Cyberbullying includes sending, posting, or sharing negative, harmful, false, or mean content about someone else. It can include sharing personal or private information about someone else causing embarrassment or humiliation. Some cyberbullying crosses the line into unlawful or criminal behavior.

The most common places where cyberbullying occurs are:

  • Social Media, such as Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, and Tik Tok

  • Text messaging and messaging apps on mobile or tablet devices

  • Instant messaging, direct messaging, and online chatting over the internet

  • Online forums, chat rooms, and message boards, such as Reddit

  • Email

  • Online gaming communities

What do statistics say about bullying?

  • About 20% of students ages 12-18 experienced bullying nationwide.

  • Among students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, 15 % were bullied online or by text.

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A bully is his own victim. He knows the one he bullies
is an eagle, who will one day soar above him.

Bullies are chickens! That's why chickens aren't good for flying, 
they're only good for frying...   

Tabitha H. Wilson

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