ABOUT BULLYING AND CYBERBULLYING

Every one of us is different. Some of us are short, tall, overweight, underweight, gay, straight, transgender, have special needs … we’re all various races, we dress and look differently.

There are many different types of bulling. Some are obvious, while others are more subtle. Types of bullying to look out for in your school and community include: hazing, cyberbullying and teen dating violence.

Together We Can Stop Bullying 

BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!

Bullying and cyberbullying know no boundaries. Popular kids can be bullied as easily as others. Just look at some of the celebrities who’ve been targeted. We can STOMP Out Bullying™ by being tolerant, kind and respectful and STAND UP for each other. We all dance to a different drummer – but the reality is we are ALL the same because we are ALL people. No one deserves to bullied for any reason!! NO MATTER™!

“Never be bullied into silence. Never allow yourself to be made a victim. Accept no one’s definition of your life, but define yourself.”  
– Harvey Fierstein

"Watch your thoughts, they become words.  Watch your words, they become
actions. 
Watch your actions, they become habits.  Watch your habits, they
become character. 
Watch your character for it becomes your destiny." 
– Frank Outlaw

About Hazing

Hazing is a ritualistic test and a task involving harassment, abuse or humiliation used as a way of initiating a person into a gang, club, military organization or other group. This can include physical (sometimes violent) or mental (possibly degrading) practices. It may seem like a right of pas…

Anti-Gay Bullying

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender bullying is alarming. In fact 9 out of 10 LGBT students reported being harassed and bullied last year. Over one-third of LGBT students are physically assaulted at school because their sexual orientation and gender identity are different than those of heterosexu…

Are You A Bully?

Have you ever bullied someone else? Think about why you did it and how you were feeling at the time. Did you want to make yourself feel better? Did you feel the need to be better than anyone else? Did hurting others really make you feel better? If so, WHY? You might think that others will like yo…

Are You Being Bullied?

If you’re being bullied there’s a lot you can do. While different tactics work for different people, the first thing you should do is try to work it out yourself. Depending on how bad the bullying is (and as long as you don’t feel at risk, scared or physically threatened) you might want to try and w…

Bullying And Sports

Bystanders ... Become Upstanders

Bystanders are kids and teens who witness bullying and cyberbullying in action, who stand by and watch, who videotape it and make it viral ... and WHO DO AND SAY NOTHING. Very often they don’t know what to do. They’re afraid of retaliation or fear that their own group will exclude them for helping a…

Change Your School Community

Anyone who goes to school knows all to well about bullying. In a national report, 1 in 6 students reported that they’ve either been the victim of some form of bullying or, witnessed others being bullied. And 1 in 8 have experienced bigotry and name calling. You’re not alone!!! It’s a reality and it …

Don't Be Cyberbullied

When a kid of any age, up to 18 is threatened, humiliated, harassed, or humiliated via use of technology --- this is Cyber Bullying - a form of digital abuse. It’s harmful and it’s dangerous!

Forms of Bullying

It's not always easy to determine bullying behavior. How do you know if you're the victim of good-natured ribbing or bullying? Hostility and aggression directed towards a victim who is physically or emotionally weaker than the bully are more obvious signs of bullying. This behavior causes pain and d…

Harassment and Teen Dating Violence

Being a teenager is exciting, challenging, and confusing. Dating is one of the most awesome things about being a teen. Your teen years are a time when you find your place in the world, and are faced with a lot of challenges.

Have You Witnessed Bullying?

Have you seen others being bullied? How did it feel? What did you do? If you see others being bullied, you can help stop it.

Resources

If you or someone you know is on the verge of suicide PLEASE call 911 or the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at: 1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255) or go to the nearest hospital emergency room IMMEDIATELY so you can get help!

Sexting

STOMP Out Bullying™ Student Participation Toolkit

Show Your Support— Participate And Act Against Bullying And Cyberbullying!

Suicide Is Not The Answer - Save A Life

Bullying and Cyberbullying can be difficult -- especially when it's happening to you. It hurts! Sometimes it's the most painful thing that can ever happen. But it's NEVER worth taking your life!

The Effects Of Bullying

Some people say that kids who are bullied need to toughen up ... that's not true. It would happen no matter how thick-skinned kids are. Some people think that bullying is "just a fact of life" or "a right of passage" and they don't take it seriously ... until someone they know is hurt by bullying.

The Issue Of Bullying

Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students of all races and classes. 1 out of 4 kids is bullied and up to 43% of students have been bullied while online. Child and teen Bullying and Cyberbullying are at an all-time high. Some kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative …

Tips From Miss American Teen New Jersey 2008

With her platform being childhood and teen bullying, Krysten Moore is determined to take a stand against this serious issue. Her immediate goal is to visit local schools and speak first hand about the affects of bullying. Being verbally abused throughout 6th and 7th grades, she came home in tears on…

What is Bullying?

Bullying is when someone hurts or scares another person repeatedly. The behavior is never appropriate and is intentional. This repeated and hurtful act includes: name calling, inflicting physical pain, exclusion, public humiliation, hurtful pranks and defacing one's property. Bullying involves an i…

What Have I Ever Done To You?

When I was being bullied I was given some parental advice: "Just hit them back." One line. So simple. My dad didn't even look up from the TV. Like all of us who have been bullied I was in a 'victim state' and this advice was useless to me. In the grip of my own fear, ashamed at my own perceived weak…

What You Can Do

Don't be afraid to tell an adult. Telling isn't tattling! You are helping someone. Who should you tell? You could tell your parents, teacher, school counselor, school nurse, coach or any adult you trust. Be sure to tell exactly what happened ... who was bullied, who the bully was, where and wh…

When Bullying and Cyberbullying Become A Crime

Don't think it's not a crime if any of these bullying or cyberbullying events occur on school grounds! They can be considered criminal acts!

Why Do Kids Bully?

Understanding how and why a bully uses aggressive behavior is key to knowing how to handle the situation. A common reason that a kid is a bully is because he/she lacks attention from a parent at home and lashes out at others for attention. This can include neglected children, children of divorced pa…


 

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