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How to Stop Bullying
The 2017-2018 school year is about to begin and with that comes new beginnings and new adventures for students. However, the pressures of grades, new classes, extracurricular activities can be challenging without any added strife. Lying in wait is the potential risk of being bullied. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 1 out of every 3 students have been bullied, some almost daily. This is a troubling fact and awareness is a key component to helping to prevent bullying in the upcoming year.
There are different types of bullying that can be broken down into 3 categories
Physical bullying is bullying that takes the form of physical abuse, such as pushing, shoving, hitting, fighting, spitting, and tripping. Threats of physical harm and attempts to force people to act in ways they would prefer not to are also included.
Emotional bullying is bullying that involves factors other than physical interaction, such as insults, derogatory remarks, name calling, and teasing. Also included are attempts to ostracize the victim, such as being left out or ignored, which is sometimes referred to as social bullying, as distinguished from verbal bullying. Emotional bullying could also take the form of purposely misplacing or hiding someone’s belongings. Emotional bullying can be done in person or through cyberbullying.
Cyberbullying is when individuals bully each other through electronic technology.
Examples of cyberbullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles. Due to the increase in technology accessibility, kids struggle to escape the harassment. The internet never sleeps making cyberbullying a relentless enemy.
Effects of Bullying
Kids who are bullied are more likely to:
Use alcohol and drugs
Experience in-person bullying
Be unwilling to attend school
Receive poor grades
Have lower self-esteem
Have more health problems
How to Stop Bullying
There are many campaigns and organizations in our world today dedicated to anti-bullying efforts. Threading Love has decided to partner with TOMS to help end this injustice that is so desperately affecting our young people. They need to know and believe that they are worthy of love and respect. Each purchase of a TOMS backpack supports training of school and communities or training of crisis counselors.
Here is how it works:
There is hope and you can join us!
The purchase of one backpack can mean so much.