Say No to Bullying
“ Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year. 160,000 kids stay home from school every day due to fear of bullying 1 Out 10 Students Drop Out Of School Because Of Repeated Bullying At least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month”
BULLYING is a behaviour that is intentional, hurtful and repeated by one or more persons. The behavior is repeated, or has the potential to be repeated, over time.
BULLYING INCLUDES Actions such as making threats, spreading rumours, attacking someone physically or verbally, and excluding someone from a group on purpose.
TYPES OF BULLYING
DIRECT BULLYING Physical – hitting, kicking, pushing, stealing, hiding or ruining someone’s things. Verbal – Name Calling, Teasing, Insulting, Threats.
INDIRECT BULLYING When stories or rumors about A person are spread around and excluding others from the group.
CYBER BULLYING Type of bullying that happens online or through text messages or emails.
COVERT BULLYING It is designed to harm someone’s social reputation and/or cause humiliation.
EFFECTS OF BULLYING
- Unwilling to go to school • Unwilling to discuss his/her school life •School work and academic results are worse than before. •Coming home with wounds and torn clothes.
.Often locks him/herself in the bedroom for A long time • Becomes nervous when another child comes near. • Becoming increasingly bad-tempered.
- They may not know what to do. •They may feel depressed or worried •May be absent from school because they don’t feel safe •They may join or stay silent so they wont get bullied.
Kids who are bullied can feel like : Different • Unpopular • Alone • Sad • Lonely , nervous or sick.