STOP THE BULLYING
BULLYING is unwanted aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is repeated or has the potential to be repeated over time. BULLYING includes actions such as making threats, spreading rumors, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
In a recent survey, about 30% of students in the United States are involved in bullying on a regular basis either as a victim, bully or both. To exacerbate the problem even further, Cyberbullying is now on the scene. Recent school bullying statistics show that Cyberbullying is becoming increasingly prevalent on school property as well as involving students when they are not at school. Cyberbullying is bullying that takes place using electronic technology. Examples of Cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. Cyberbullying statistics reveal that about 80% of all high school students have encountered being bullied in some fashion online. These growing numbers are being attributed to youth violence including both homicide and suicide.