About Bullying

Each year approximately one-third of adolescents worldwide are the target of bullying1.  Lives are lost or forever changed.

Bullying is different from just playing around or peer conflict. It occurs when a student, or group of students, repeatedly hurt or humiliate another student.  Bullying and harassment often cause lasting physical and mental harm, marginalize diverse students and negatively impact the entire school culture.

 

1Source: Hidden in Plain Sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children (UNICEF 2014).  Cyberbullying is just one form of bullying - a subset of the above.  Around one in six US adolescents (15 per cent) in grades 9 through 12 were bullied electronically in the last year.  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.