Stopping Harasment in Schools
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For schools to enforce their Anti-Bullying policies. Bullying in many schools is a major issue. Here is a just a few statistics on bullying.
1 out of 4 kids are Bullied.
77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically. Cyberbullying statistics are rapidly approaching similar numbers, with 43% experiencing cyberbullying.
Of the 77% of students that said they had been bullied, 14% of those who were bullied said they experienced severe (bad) reactions to the abuse.
1 in 5 students admit to being a bully, or doing some "Bullying."
Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied.
43% of kids 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.
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 school bullying statistics - Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention - 4%. Peer intervention - 11%. No intervention - 85%. Now here is some statistics on Trans Youth. 82% of transgender youth report that they feel unsafe at school
44% of them had been abused physically (ex. punched, shoved, etc.)
67% of them had been bullied online
64% of them had their property stolen or destroyed (Source: National Center of Transgender Equality in 2011). Now it's not just Transgender Youth getting bullied it's kids of color, kids in the LGBTQ+, and kids that are considered different from others! The effects from bullying can even be life long some of the effects can be; depression, anxiety, and even suicide. Suicide rates have been rising steadily for the last several years, with 2017 at a all time high. Nobody should have to be treated horribly due to ignorance. Let's strengthen the education system on how to handle diversity and that bullying will not be tolerated. Why does somebody have to die before something changes? Why watch bullying happen when you can stand up? Everyone should feel safe at school, different or not! Please let's NOT lose anymore CHILDREN/TEENS to Bullying/Harasment!
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