Bullying and cyber-bullying have become such a widespread epidemic in our society that the term "bullycide" has been created.
60% of middle school students say they have been bullied, while 16% of staff believe that students are bullied.
2/3 of students who are bullied become bullies.
20% of high school students say they have seriously considered suicide.
25% of students say that teachers intervened in bullying incidents while 71% of teachers say they intervened.
In schools where there are bullying programs bullying is reduced by 50%.
STOP bullies, SAVE lives, CHANGE laws:
Educate families and schools in the state of Indiana on the definition of bullying and cyber-bullying.
Impose stricter consequences for students that repeatedly bully or cyber-bully other students in an attempt to hurt them physically, mentally, and/or emotionally.
Enforce bullying programs to ensure students are treated with respect.
Mandate that bullies and their parents go through behavioral management counseling so that the bullied students can have some assurance that they will not be bullied again.
REMEMBER: It just takes ONE bully to scar a child and his/her family for life and ONE child to RISE above it all.