It really do.. I know it does..
Even after several years after the bullying "period" have taken place. The damage is done.. You stop trusting people, your more comfortable alone, even depression and other physcological problems may accure.. Bullying do DESTROY Lives..
Bullying is characterized by repeated, unprovoked harassment of another individual in which that individual has difficulty defending him/herself.
Examples of Bullying include:
Punching, shoving and other acts that cause physical harm
Spreading rumors (including cyber-bullying)
Excluding people from a "group"
Teasing in a mean way
Getting certain people to "gang up" on others
As a result, those involved in bullying may experience:
Poor academic performance and school failure
Poor mental and psychological health (e.g. depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, & behavioral problems)
Poor peer relationships
It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. Source: National Education Association.
A survey conducted by the American Association of University Women reported that 85% of girls and 76% of boys have been sexually harassed in some form and only 18% of those incidents were perpetrated by an adults.
Young bullies carry a one-in-four chance of having a criminal record by age 30. Study by Leonard Eron and Rowell Huesman.
American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims. Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center.
One in seven students is either a bully or victim.
56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school.
71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
One out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school.
Mean behavior among kids is a universal problem. In a poll of 232 kids in kindergarten through 8th grade at a Connecticut elementary school, every child claimed to have been the victim of at least one schoolmates or siblings meanness in the previous month.
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