Bullying causes unfortunate tragedies that are dominating the news, causing permanent scars and suicide in ages as young as 6 years old. Bullying, once an unspoken problem is more openly talked about, publicized, and seen in this generation.
That is why we are please to bring you the Bully Buzz SAFETY WATCH NO BULLY NO SUICIDE PROJECT.
Indicators of School Crime and Safety, which showed that:
- One third of teens reported being bullied while at school
- About 20 percent of teens had been made fun of by a bully, 18 percent of teens had rumors or gossip spread about them, 11 percent were physically bullied, such as being shoved, tripped, or spit on, 6 percent were threatened, 5 percent were excluded from activities they wanted to participate in, 4 percent were coerced into something they did not want to do, and 4 percent had their personal belongings destroyed by bullies
- 4 percent of teens in this study reported being the victims of cyber bullying
- Most bullying occurred inside the school, with smaller numbers of bullying incidents occurring outside on the school grounds, on the school bus, or on the way to school
- Only about a third of bully victims reported the bullying to someone at school
- About 2 of every 3 bully victims were bullied once or twice during the school year, 1 in 5 were bullied once or twice a month, and about 1 in 10 were bullied daily or several times a week
- In this study, females and white students reported the most incidents of being the victims of bullying
- 44 percent of middle schools reported bullying problems, compared to just over 20 percent of both elementary and high schools
SAFETY WATCH NO BULLY NO SUICIDE PROJECT is more aggressive than our MY BROTHERS KEEPER AND MY SISTERS KEEPER Program. We have included the options not limited to making citizen’s arrest, and mandatory counseling for the aggressors of bullying. For more information about the SAFETY WATCH NO BULLY NO SUICIDE PROJECT or to find out how you can get involved contact us at toll-free at (800) 503-1370.