Information provided is this libguide is simply to inform individuals and should not be misconstrued as counsel or complete facts or data on this subject. If you feel you are being bullied for any reason, please talk with a parent, teacher, counselor, trusted adult, school resource officer or administrator. Thank you!
While one person's reaction to bullying can be different from another person's, there are certain behaviors to watch for to let parents, educators, and peers know when someone could be being bullied:
This is not an all encompassing list. If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child's school counselor or one of the administrators.
Bullies do what they do for various reasons, but researchers are finding that most bullies have certain traits in common:
These traits alone do not make a bully. Often times, bullies learn these behaviors from their environment creating a vicious cycle.
Definitions of bullying vary widely; however, most definitions include the following elements:
Types of Bullying
Bullying of these types occurs in several places: home, school, malls, on the street, etc. Cyberbulling, bullying that takes place on the internet or through text messages, has come to the forefront of places where bullying takes place.
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Being bullied takes an emotional and physical toll on an individual. These are just a few of the effects being bullied can do to the victim:
Most vicitims have certain traits in common that could potentially make them a target for bullying:
This list does not mean that if an individual has these traits they will automatically be bullied nor does it mean that there is something wrong with the individual.
2007 School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey
Students between the ages of 12 and 18 were asked to respond to the question of whether they had been bullied at school and cyberbullied anywhere. Results from this study reveal the following data: