Anti-Bullying

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What is bullying?

Bullying is unwanted, harassing behavior either by words or actions amongst kids or teens that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. It is repeated behavior, or has the potential to be repeated, and is intended to hurt, harass or humiliate a fellow student. Children who bully or are bullied may face academic or legal consequences, and may suffer from mental health issues.

Our Community Outreach and Education Section provides a free anti-bullying presentation for students, parents, and community groups throughout the State. The presentation addresses the different types of bullying, how it’s affecting our youth, and preventative measures students and parents can take. To request a free presentation on anti-bullying or another topic, please fill out this form.

Image listing the types of bullying, including; Physical, Verbal, Cyber, and Social

 

Students who experience bullying are at an increased risk for: Poor School Adjustment, Sleep Difficulties, and Anxiety and/or Depression

 

Image showing that 15% of 12-18 year olds were bullied.

 

Image showing that in High School 20.2% are bullied on school property, while 15.5% are cyberbullied.

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