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BULLYING

With consistent news of teen suicides (recent New Jersey Teen Suicide) and school shootings (recent Spokane School Shooting), Project Love's anti-bullying, kindness programming is needed now more than ever. 

 

At Values-in-Action Foundation, it is our goal to stop bullying before it starts by empowering students to always lead with kindness, caring and respect. Instilling a sense of empathy and understanding for others - even if they are different - shapes a positive culture in our schools and communities. 

Here are some FACTS about bullying as published at DoSomething.org

  1. Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.​

  2. Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.

  3. 17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester. 

  4. 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time.

  5. By age 14 less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying.

  6. Over 67% of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, with a high percentage of students believing that adult help is infrequent and ineffective.

  7. 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.

  8. 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.

  9. 1 in 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying.

  10. As boys age they are less and less likely to feel sympathy for victims of bullying. In fact they are more likely to add to the problem than solve it.

  11. Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school. Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant.

Sources as listed at DoSomething.org: