Have you wondered how you could crusade for your kids safety in regards to bullying? These Anti-Bullying Facts are simply pieces of information used to help you convinced those in your community that bullying is a legitimate problem our children face today. Not only must we equip our children with a positive outlook that will help them to cope should they be bullied, we must prepare our community, teachers, family and friends by making them understand this isn’t something happens every now and then, but something that happens on a regular basis in our schools.
Over 3 million students are victims of bullying within their schools each year. This number does not include the bullying that takes place in community programs, sports leagues outside of school, within the family or even in churches. Bullying can also happen in the work place as well as amongst adult peer groups. Bullying manages to hurt millions of people on an annual basis. This is not a problem that only hurts a handful of people here and there anymore. It is at epidemic proportions.
1 in 4 teachers witness bullying and don’t think they need to intervene. The majority of teachers in our schools are not only without training for dealing with bullying, they don’t believe they need it. Many teachers don’t see acts of verbal or physical bullying as something to be that worried about. It is often overlooked or ignored by staff, and then results in further issues arising. As we advocate against bullying with anti-bullying laws and information in the community, we are impacting how are teachers are required to deal with these instances.
Over 70% of students polled say there is a bullying problem in their school. Nearly 3/4 of our students see bullying in their schools often enough to consider it a problem. If that many of our children recognize it, why aren’t we? As adults, parents, community volunteers, teachers, aids, school administration and medical professionals in our communities it is our job to lead and guide our children, as well as protect them. To protect them means to prevent bullying from happen when at all possible.
Here are the anti-bullying facts we need to see. Bullying is an epidemic in our society and needs to stop. With millions of victims and nearly 3/4 of our students seeing it as a prevalent issue in their own school, it is high time we stood up for our children and made changes. Anti-bullying laws, regulations and school codes should be enforced for our children and their safety.
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