As a parent, nothing makes me angrier than when I hear of a child or teenager being bullied, whether it's at school, at home or online. The problem of bullying has become so bad that some of those affected actually take their own life. Below are some Statistics from StopBullying.org....
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For statistics related to youth suicide see the CDC youth suicide webpage.
The 2017 School Crime Supplement. (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice) indicates that, nationwide, about 20% of students ages 12-18 experienced bullying.The 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates that, nationwide, 19% of students in grades 9–12 report being bullied on school property in the 12 months preceding the survey.
Approximately 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys.
70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools. 70.4% of school staff have seen bullying. 62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last month and 41% witness bullying once a week or more. When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time.
The 2017 School Crime Supplement. (National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice) indicates that, among students ages 12-18 who reported being bullied at school during the school year, 15% were bullied online or by text.The 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System. (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates that an estimated 14.9% of high school students were electronically bullied in the 12 months prior to the survey.
How Often Bullied
In one large study, about 49% of children in grades 4–12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month, whereas 30.8% reported bullying others during that time.Defining "frequent" involvement in bullying as occurring two or more times within the past month, 40.6% of students reported some type of frequent involvement in bullying, with 23.2% being the youth frequently bullied, 8.0% being the youth who frequently bullied others, and 9.4% playing both roles frequently.
Types of Bullying
The most common types of bullying are verbal and social. Physical bullying happens less often. Cyberbullying happens the least frequently.According to one large study, the following percentages of middle schools students had experienced these various types of bullying: name calling (44.2 %); teasing (43.3 %); spreading rumors or lies (36.3%); pushing or shoving (32.4%); hitting, slapping, or kicking (29.2%); leaving out (28.5%); threatening (27.4%); stealing belongings (27.3%); sexual comments or gestures (23.7%); e-mail or blogging (9.9%).
Where Bullying Occurs
Most bullying takes place in school, outside on school grounds, and on the school bus. Bullying also happens wherever kids gather in the community. And of course, cyberbullying occurs on cell phones and online.According to one large study, the following percentages of middle schools students had experienced bullying in these various places at school: classroom (29.3%); hallway or lockers (29.0%); cafeteria (23.4%); gym or PE class (19.5%); bathroom (12.2%); playground or recess (6.2%).
How Often Adult Notified
Only about 20 to 30% of students who are bullied notify adults about the bullying.
Notice the last sentence regarding Adults????? Only 20-30% get notified. This INCLUDES parents.
HOW CAN MARTIAL ARTS HELP?????
By teaching children martial arts, they learn self-defense and gain the confidence needed to stand up to a bully. They are also taught “they have a resource to talk to about their situation".
To help prevent your child from being bullied, here is some advice to parents: first, spend more time with your children. Pay more attention to those for whom you are responsible and make your presence known. This also applies to adults who may be concerned that an elderly parent may be experiencing bullying by caretakers in a nursing or retirement home.
By developing relationships built on trust, children and adults who are being bullied will be able to overcome their fear of reporting bullying to an authority.
If you want to help your child learn self-defense and build up their confidence to resist bullies, or if you are experiencing bullying as an adult, Indian Rocks Choi Kwang Do offer martial arts classes to both children and adults. .
Through martial arts, both children and adults learn steps to get out of a bullying situation.
Get away from the situation. If bullying is occurring online, turn off the computer and walk away. Get help. If someone has threatened you, report it to someone. This may be a parent, school authority, human resources, or manager at work. Many schools have anonymous hotlines available to students. Learn to deal with the fallout. Be tough and resistant to bullies. Just because you have successfully resisted a threat once doesn’t mean the bully won’t return to threaten you or someone else again. Don’t be worn down by their repetitiveness.
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