Definition of Bullying:

Bullying is using a strength or force on someone to make them have negative feelings, to make them do what they want, or to get attention. It is mistreatment of someone susceptible so that the bully can look stronger or more powerful. Some types of bullying are;

*Verbal bullying is like calling names or teasing. It is bullying with words.

*Physical bullying is when the bully is touching or hurting the victim in a bad way.

*Cyberbullying is bullying online. This may include texting, email etc.

Who/why people bully:

There are many different reasons that people bully. Some reasons are that they lack attention from parents and take it out at school to get attention. Sometimes, bullies can be bullied into bullying, by other family members that are angry don’t handle conflict well, or other children. A bully can be a bully just because they can be more aggressive by nature. Bullies crave power and attention and they don’t have empathy.  Bullied bullies get relief from bullying, social bullies manipulate from gossip/being mean, detached bullies are likeable to everyone except their victims, and hyperactive bullies are inappropriate and physical. Most bullies, though, don’t understand how their bullying makes other kids feel.

Bullying Statistics:

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This pie chart shows how many people are bullying, how many people have not been bullied and bystanders. Bystanders are people who have not been bullied and are not bullied. They are people who could stand up to bullies! The pie chart shows that 53% of kids are bystanders. This pie chart shows bullying statistics from kids who are 12-17 years old. Kids who have been bullied in school is 29% and kids being bullied online are 3%. People who have been bullied on school and online are at 15%.