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Bullying

Bullying and Teasing: No Laughing Matter

Unfortunately, teasing is often part of growing up - almost every child experiences it. But it isn't always as innocuous as it seems. Words can cause pain. Teasing becomes bullying when it is repetitive or when there is a conscious intent to hurt another child.

Cyberbullying in Schools

This study investigates the nature and the extent of adolescences' experience of cyberbullying. A survey study of 264 students from three junior high schools was conducted. In this article, 'cyberbullying' refers to bullying via electronic communication tools. The results show that close to half of the students were bully victims and about one in four had been cyber-bullied.

Research from JAMA - Bullying Behaviors Among US Youth - Prevalence and Association With Psychosocial Adjustment - ContextAlthough violence among US youth is a current major concern, bullying is infrequently addressed and no national data on the prevalence of bullying are available.ObjectivesTo measure the prevalence of bullying behaviors among US

Research from JAMA - Bullying Behaviors Among US Youth - Prevalence and Association With Psychosocial Adjustment - ContextAlthough violence among US youth is a current major concern, bullying is infrequently addressed and no national data on the prevalence of bullying are available.ObjectivesTo measure the prevalence of bullying behaviors among US

Bullying-Topic Overview

What is bullying?Bullying is behavior that threatens or harms another person. Types of bullying include:Physical harm, such as hitting, shoving, or tripping.Psychological harm, such as taking money or belongings, making threats, name - calling, or leaving another child out of games or conversations (shunning).

Bullying

Bullying is aggressive physical contact, words or actions to cause another person injury or discomfort. Cyberbullying uses an electronic device for aggressive, repeated and intentional acts of bullying such as name calling, sending threatening emails, placing photos of persons on the Internet without permission and sending viruses.

Bullying Statistics

America is suffering from a bullying epidemic. Bullies appear everywhere, from the playground to workplaces, elder care facilities and even online. The Internet has made it relatively easy for bullies to harass and stalk their victims without suffering any repercussions. Once a bully gets into your head, it's extremely difficult to get that bully out.

Megan Meier Foundation | Statistics on Bullying, Cyberbullying and Suicide

Nearly 1 in 3 students ( 27.8%) report being bullied during the school year (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2013). The National Crime Victimization Survey of the 2011 school year found that 27.8% of students (ages12-18) reported being bullied at school, while 9% reported being cyber-bullied anywhere (NCES, 2013).