Bullying is when someone hurts or scares another person repeatedly. The behavior is never appropriate and is intentional. This repeated and hurtful act includes: name calling, inflicting physical pain, exclusion, public humiliation, hurtful pranks and defacing one's property.
Are You Being Bullied?
Bullying hurts and being a victim of any kind of bullying feels really bad. And it's important for you to know two things:
You're NOT alone
It's NOT your fault
ABOUT BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING
Every one of us is different. Some of us are short, tall, overweight, underweight, gay, straight, transgender, have special needs … we're all various races, we dress and look differently.
There are many different types of bullying. Some are obvious, while others are more subtle. Types of bullying to look out for in your school, workplace and community include: hazing, cyberbullying and teen dating violence.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender bullying is alarming. In fact 9 out of 10 LGBT students reported being harassed and bullied last year. Over one-third of LGBT students are physically assaulted at school because their sexual orientation and gender identity are different than those of…
Are You A Bully?
Have you ever bullied someone else? Think about why you did it and how you were feeling at the time. Did you want to make yourself feel better? Did you feel the need to be better than anyone else? Did hurting others really make you feel better? If so, WHY? You might think that others will like…
Are You Being Bullied?
If you're being bullied there's a lot you can do. While different tactics work for different people, the first thing you should do is try to work it out yourself. Depending on how bad the bullying is (and as long as you don't feel at risk, scared or physically threatened) tell someone right away.
Bystanders ... Become Upstanders
Bystanders are kids and teens who witness bullying and cyberbullying in action, who stand by and watch, who videotape it and make it viral ... and WHO DO AND SAY NOTHING. Very often they don’t know what to do. They’re afraid of retaliation or fear that their own group will exclude them for helping…
Change Your School Community
Anyone who goes to school knows all to well about bullying. In a national report, 1 in 6 students reported that they’ve either been the victim of some form of bullying or, witnessed others being bullied. And 1 in 8 have experienced bigotry and name calling. You’re not alone!!! It’s a reality and it…
Bullying and Cyberbullying Statistics
When a person of any age is threatened, humiliated, harassed, or humiliated via use of technology --- this is Cyber Bullying - a form of digital abuse. It's harmful and it's dangerous!
Forms of Bullying
It's not always easy to determine bullying behavior. How do you know if you're the victim of good-natured ribbing or bullying? Hostility and aggression directed towards a victim who is physically or emotionally weaker than the bully are more obvious signs of bullying. This behavior causes pain.
Have You Witnessed Bullying?
Have you seen others being bullied? How did it feel? What did you do? If you see others being bullied, you can help stop it.
If you or someone you know is on the verge of suicide PLEASE call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or go to the nearest hospital emergency room IMMEDIATELY so you can get help!