Did You Know??
-1 in 3 students are involved in bullying
-School violence is declining as a whole, but bullying has increased by 5%
-Boys are more likely than girls to bully others physically
Physical Bullying Today
Physical Bullying Includes:
Any other form of physical contact.
Physical bullying occurs when:
-The same victim is targeted on more than one occasion
-The bully or bullies intend to hurt, embarrass, or intimidate the victim
-The actions occur in a situation with a real or perceived imbalance of power (bully is stronger than the victim or has a higher social standing).
Signs that a student may be a victim of physical bullying:
-Coming home from school with bruises, cuts, or other unexplained injuries
-Having damaged clothing, books, or possessions
-Often "losing" things that they take to school
-Complaining of frequently not feeling well before school or school activities
-Skipping certain classes
-Wanting to avoid going to school or going to school a certain way, such as taking strange routes home from school or not wanting to ride the bus
-Acting sad or depressed
-Withdrawing from others
-Saying they feel picked on
-Displaying low self esteem
-Mood swings, including anger or sadness
-Wanting to run away
-Trying to take a weapon to school
-Talking about suicide or violence against others
What to do if you are being bullied?
-Refuse to fight
-Ignore the threats
-Use authority. Call a teacher,
parent, police, or anyone you
know that can stop the bully from