Bullying is a Serious Problem
Bullying can happen anywhere: face-to-face, by text messages or on the web. It is not limited by age, gender, or education level. It is not a phase and it is not a joke. Bullying can cause lasting harm.
Bullying can involve direct or indirect behaviors. Direct behaviors, such as teasing, taunting, name-calling, put-downs, threatening, hitting, or stealing, are inflicted by one or more persons against a victim. An example of an indirect bullying behavior is the intentional exclusion of someone from the peer group. Whether direct or indirect, a key characteristic of bullying is that the intimidation happens repeatedly, creating a pattern of harassment over a period of time.
What Does Bullying Look Like?
There are many warning signs that could indicate that someone is involved in bullying. If you suspect that someone you know is being bullied or is bullying others, talk to an adult. Whether it's your parents, teachers, counselors or principals, let an adult know what is going on.
Check out the warning signs on the website below "STOPBULLYING.GOV" so you can help.
Things You Can Do to Stop Bullying
If you or someone you know is being bullied, there are things you can do to make it stop. First of all, talk to an adult. Whether it's your parents, teachers, counselors or principals, let an adult know what is going on.
Check out resources on the website below "STOPBULLYING.GOV". They may be useful to you. StopBullying.gov is an official U.S. Government Web site managed by the Department of Health & Human Services in partnership with the Department of Education and Department of Justice