Wear Pink in Support of Bullying Day, but support it for more than one day...

Wear Pink in Support of Bullying Day on February 28, but support it for more than one day.

Please take the time to watch this video about bullying, it is very touching.

"To This Day Project - Shane Koyczan"

 

Bullying happens to anyone anywhere, be sure to talk to your kids, and realize it starts earlier then you think, please read the statistics below.

 

CANADIAN BULLYING STATISTICS

Info from: http://www.stopabully.ca

A study on bullying by the University of British Columbia, based on 490 students (half female, half male) in Grades 8-10 in a B.C. city in the winter of 1999, showed:
» 64 per cent of kids had been bullied at school.
» 12 per cent were bullied regularly (once or more a week).
» 13 per cent bullied other students regularly (once or more a week).
» 72 per cent observed bullying at school at least once in a while.
» 40 per cent tried to intervene.
» 64 per cent considered bullying a normal part of school life.
» 20-50 per cent said bullying can be a good thing (makes people tougher, is a good way to solve problems, etc.).
» 25-33 per cent said bullying is sometimes OK and/or that it is OK to pick on losers.
» 61-80 per cent said bullies are often popular and enjoy high status among their peers.


Source: Centre For Youth Social Development, UBC Faculty of Education


- 1 in 5 Canadian Teens have witnessed online Bullying

- 25% of kids between 12-15 have witnessed cyberbullying

- 25% of girls and 17% of boys have witnessed online harassment

- 51% of all teens have had negative experience with social networking

- 16% said someone posted an embarassing photo of them

- 12% said someone hacked their account

 

Cyberbullying Statistics

* 90% of parents are familiar with cyberbullying; 73% are either very or somewhat concerned about it.
* 2 in 5 parents report their child has been involved in a cyberbullying incident; 1 in 4 educators have been cyber-harassment victims.
*  73% of educators are familiar with the issue and 76% believe cyberbullying is a very or somewhat serious problem at their school.
* Educators consider cyberbullying (76%) as big an issue as smoking (75%) and drugs (75%).

The study adds that "the most commonly experienced form of cyberbullying
is when someone takes a private email, IM, or text message and forwards it to someone
else or posts the communication publicly"

*38% of girls online report being bullied, compared with 26% of online boys.
* Nearly 4 in 10 social network users (39%) have been cyberbullied, compared with 22% of online teens who do not use social networks (all from
Pew, 2007).

 

 

 

Resources:

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KIDS HELP 1-800-668-6868
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TREVOR HELPLINE 1-800-850-8078
CRIME STOPPERS 1-800-222-8477
HATE CRIME 1-877-354-HATE (4283)
STALKING RESOURCE 1-800-850-8078
SUICIDAL THOUGHTS 1-800-567-3247
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