Bullying

This is about if you have been bullied or if you have had a friend been bullied, or have facts about how to stop bullied!!!!!!

Chapter 1

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Nearly 42% of kids have been bullied online and almost one in four have had it happen more than once. Among this percentage, being ignored and disrespected were the most common forms of cyber bullying. Nine out of ten middle school students have had their feelings hurt online. About 75% have visited a Web site bashing another student. Four out of ten middle school students have had their password(s) stolen and changed by a bully who then locked them out of their own account or sent communications posing as them. About 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mails. The psychological and emotional outcomes of cyber bullying are similar to real-life bullying outcomes, except for the reality that with cyber bullying there is often no escape. School ends at 3 p.m., while the Internet is available all the time. The primary cyber bullying location where victimizing occurs, at 56%, is in chat rooms. Girls are about twice as likely as boys to be victims and perpetrators of cyber bullying. About 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than four out of ten say it has happened more than once. Cyber bullying has increased in recent years. In a national survey of 10-17 year olds, twice as many children indicated they had been victims and perpetrators.








Not only can bullying hurt someone’s feelings, it can have other more serious effects. Some problems can even last until you are an adult! Bullying can play a role in:
•Sadness, hurt feelings, loneliness, and depression
•Poor body image, low self-esteem, and even eating disorders, especially when teased about weight
•Skipping school, bad grades, and being afraid to go to school
•Headaches, stomach aches, and anxiety
•Trouble sleeping
•Thoughts and acts of suicide, in very bad cases
Bullying others or being bullied can hurt someone both physically and emotionally — and have effects even after you become an adult! If you are being bullied by someone, it’s ok to ask for help if you are experiencing any of the effects listed above. Teachers, parents, a doctor or nurse, and other trusted adults should be able to help you. Girlshealth.gov can also help you learn about how to stop a bully



Many young women who are bullied do not try to stop the bullies. This may be because they do not know many other teen girls are also bullied each year. Some teens are so afraid of losing their friends that they go along with what others say and do, even if it is mean and hurts themselves or other people.
So why do certain people get bullied? Why are they bullied more than others? Typically, bullies often pick on:
•People they are jealous of
•Girls who will not fight back
•People who seem “different” from themselves or their friends
•Teens who may be “richer” or “poorer” than the bully
•Girls who hit puberty earlier or later than others in the class
• People with a disability
Sometimes, kids are bullied because they are gay. You can watch President Obama's speech after the tragic bullying of some gay students.




Whether or not you have been bullied, there are things you can do to stop bullying. The first thing you should do is to tell a teacher, nurse, or other trusted adult at your school if bullying happens at your school. This may seem like tattling, but it’s not. The victim of a bully is someone you can protect. By telling someone at school about bullying, you are protecting the victim the same as if you stood up to a bully yourself.

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