October is National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month.

Posted on Saturday, October 6th, 2012

October is National Anti-Bullying Awareness Month.

  • Punching, shoving, teasing, spreading bad rumours, keeping certain people out of a group, getting certain people to "gang-up" on others are all forms of bullying
  • One in seven Canadian children aged 11 to 16 are victims of bullying
  • 25% of children in grades 4 to 6 have been bullied
  • Bullying occurs once every 7 minutes on the playground and once every 25 minutes in the classroom
  • In majority of cases, bullying stops within 10 seconds when peers intervene, or do not support the bullying behaviour
  • Adults who were bullied as children are more likely to suffer from depression in adulthood.
  • * Between 10% and 15% of high school students are victims.
  • * 11% of secondary students bully other youngsters at least once a year.
  • * 31% of students say they would participate in the bullying of a young dislikes

(stats from http://www.stopabully.ca/bullying-resources/bullying-statistics)

Check this short clip on the possible effects of bullying.

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