Today Ms. T's students 3rd through 5th grade expressed how it feels to be bullied or be a bullying. Our NERDS RULE INC. Bullying Prevention Workshop Chat was created for students to sit and talk about how they can change bullying in school. Each student had the opportunity to share about past or present bullying problems.
Once a week the students sit and talk with Ms. T for 45 minutes discussing bullying and how it effects them from learning, completing homework, and making friends. Some of the students are now creating community action projects for a "NO BULLYING ZONE". Contact our team if you would like Ms. Tristaca to facilitate our Bullying Prevention Workshop Chat at your school or next youth event.
Bullying National Statistics
70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools
70.4% of school staff have seen bullying. 62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last month and 41% witness bullying once a week or more
When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time
How Often Bullied
In one large study, about 49% of children in grades 4–12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month, whereas 30.8% reported bullying others during that time.
Defining "frequent" involvement in bullying as occurring two or more times within the past month, 40.6% of students reported some type of frequent involvement in bullying, with 23.2% being the youth frequently bullied, 8.0% being the youth who frequently bullied others, and 9.4% playing both roles frequently
Types of Bullying
The most common types of bullying are verbal and social. Physical bullying happens less often. Cyberbullying happens the least frequently.
According to one large study, the following percentages of middle schools students had experienced these various types of bullying: name calling (44.2 %); teasing (43.3 %); spreading rumors or lies (36.3%); pushing or shoving (32.4%); hitting, slapping, or kicking (29.2%); leaving out (28.5%); threatening (27.4%); stealing belongings (27.3%); sexual comments or gestures (23.7%); e-mail or blogging (9.9%).
Where Bullying Occurs
Most bullying takes place in school, outside on school grounds, and on the school bus. Bullying also happens wherever kids gather in the community. And of course, cyberbullying occurs on cell phones and online.
According to one large study, the following percentages of middle schools students had experienced bullying in these various places at school: classroom (29.3%); hallway or lockers (29.0%); cafeteria (23.4%); gym or PE class (19.5%); bathroom (12.2%); playground or recess (6.2%)