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Every student whether they are black, white, hispanic, asian, bisexual, homosexual etc. should feel protected in our school system. Unfortunately this is not the case for many of our children.The statistics are alarming and it will only get worse if people do not take a stand. No child should be subjected to cruelty from their peers and every child should feel safe in school. Every school in the America should have a zero tolerance policy in place and implement programs to bring anti-bullying awareness.
Please review the following statistics from www.martialartsforpeace.com :

Surveys Show That 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically.

  • In a recent study, 77% of the students said they had been bullied. And 14% of those who were bullied
  • said they experienced severe (bad) reactions to the abuse.
  • 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some "Bullying."
  • 8% of students miss 1 day of class per month for fear of Bullies.
  • 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school.
  • 100,000 students carry a gun to school.
  • 28% of youths who carry weapons have witnessed violence at home.
  • A poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools.
  • 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
  • More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school.
  • Playground statistics - Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention - 4%. Peer intervention - 11%. No intervention - 85%.
  • This petition was delivered to:
    • Representative of Education in every state/http://www.house.gov/
      US HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
    • Representative
      Jared Polis
    • Representative
      Rob Woodall
    • Representative
      Todd Rokita
    • Representative
      Steve Womack
    • Representative
      Larry Bucshon
    • Representative
      John Carney
    • Representative
      Gus Bilirakis
    • Representative
      Martha Roby
    • U.S. House of Representatives
    • Representative
      Doris Matsui
    • Representative
      Ed Pastor
    • Representative
      Raul Labrador
    • Vice President of the United States
      Joe Biden
    • Representative
      Don Young
    • Representative
      Eni Faleomavaega
    • Representative
      Elizabeth Esty
    • Representative
      Eleanor Norton
    • Representative
      Madeleine Bordallo
    • Representative
      Tulsi Gabbard
    • Representative
      Rodney Davis
    • Representative
      Virginia Foxx
    • President of the United States


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