Read these interesting facts, some that maybe you already know, along with some that will definitely be new and informative!
Did you know that nearly 60 percent of bullying situations end when a peer intervenes?
Did you know the word bully originated in the 16th century and originally meant “sweetheart”?
Did you know if you search the term “bully,” you will get over 101 million results?
Did you know that by the age of 14, less than 30 percent of boys and 40 percent of girls will talk about bullying with their peers?
Did you know that almost 20 percent of high school students reported being bullied at school in the past year?
Did you know there is no one characteristic or aspect that indicates who gets bullied?
Did you know that 57 percent of children who were bullied never reported it?
Did you know that 70 percent of students report seeing frequent bullying online?
Did you know that hurtful behavior doesn’t have to be repeated to be considered bullying?
Did you know that the role any student plays in a bullying situation may shift and change from day to day?
Did you know that bullying is not the same as conflict?
Did you know that conflict between friends is normal, but that some friends cross the line?
Did you know that adults don’t see most bullying?
Did you know that you have the right be safe at school?
Did you know that you can -and should- develop new skills to have address and prevent bullying?