London, UK (PRWEB) April 17, 2014
There is no doubt that bullying is a problem in U.S. schools, but just how much of a problem is it? The latest bullying statistics 2014 reflect bullying in “real life,” as well as cyber bullying. The numbers are both shocking and disheartening. NoBullying releases Today the Ultimate Bullying Statistics 2014 Guide.
Bullying is defined as “intentionally aggressive, usually repeated” verbal, social, or physical behavior aimed at a specific person or group of people. Some bullying actions are considered criminal, such as harassment or hazing; but “bullying” alone is not illegal. And recent news stories abound with tales of cyberbullying – where the target is harassed through social media or other technology – that have unfortunately resulted in victims’ suicides.
The majority of bullying still takes place at school; 1 in 3 U.S. students say they have been bullied at school, according to the DHHS.
According to a UCLA psychology study, bullying boosts the social status and popularity of middle school students. Psychologists studied 1,895 students at 11 Los Angeles middle schools, where students were asked to name the students who were considered the “coolest”. According to Jaana Juvonen, the lead author of the study, “The ones who are ‘cool’ bully more, and the ones who bully more are seen as ‘cool’”.
Approximately 160,000 teens reportedly skip school every day because of bullying, and 1 in 10 teens drops out of school due to repeated bullying.
Unfortunately, children and teens that are considered “different” from their peers are the most frequent targets of bullies. Special needs students; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered (LGBT) students; students who are overweight; and students who are perceived as “weak” are the most likely targets of bullying by others.
Macartan Mulligan, Co-Founder of NoBullying.com, said “The numbers on bullying statistics 2014 are very shocking, it seems bullying and cyber bullying are tougher to eradicate but the fight isn’t over for the movement against bullying.”
He added that parents and teachers should make a point to educate the younger generations about the sad outcome of bullying online and offline. According to Mulligan, it is quite imperative to press for more firm laws condemning all acts of bullying and harassment.
NoBullying.com features many pages dedicated to parents, teens, teachers, health professionals as well as posts related to cyber safety and the latest news about law making concerning curbing Bullying worldwide as well as inspirational Bullying Poems and Bullying Quotes.
He also added that anyone suffering from bullying in any form or way can always reach out to the team of NoBullying and they will be given advice on how to stand up to bullying or protect themselves online.
If anyone reading this list on bullying quotes finds some inspiration in sharing their personal experience on bullying with other readers, they can always reach out to the team of NoBullying via tellmystory(at)nobullying(dot)com and the team will guarantee him/her complete anonymity as well as help with dealing with an ongoing bullying cycle.