This statistic is very scary. School is challenging enough. You should not have to fear for your physical and mental well being. October is Bullying Awareness month; but bullying is something that we should pay attention to every month. Bullying is a harsh reality and one that needs to be addressed.
Some of you may define bullying as being physically threatened or hurt. This is just one form of bullying. It is important to understand that bullying can take many forms including:
- Name calling
- Making threats
- Spreading rumors about someone
- Telling people not to be friends with someone
- Leaving someone out on purpose
- Doing things to embarrass someone
- Hitting, kicking, punching, pushing or pinching someone
- Spitting at or on someone
- Tripping someone
- Taking or damaging someone's property
If you believe that you are a victim of bullying, you do not have to tolerate it! Tell your parents, school counselor or teacher about your situation. You are not alone. There are people that can help you. Never let the bullies win. No one should have that power over you. You deserve to enjoy your life without feeling threatened by another person.
Visit the Bullying page on this website for resources to help win the battle against bullying.