Report Kentucky School Bullying
Report School Bullying
Reporting Kentucky School Bullying is critical because the academic consequences of school bullying are severe, not to mention the mental and physical well-being of targeted students and bystanders alike. Bullying is not a new phenomenon, of course, but neither is it an unalterable fact of childhood. School-wide anti-bullying projects, involving parents and non-teaching staff along with teachers and student leaders have been shown to reduce harassment by as much as fifty percent. – Safe Schools Coalition
The bottom line is …
You deserve to be able to be yourself, without having to face verbal or physical
violence. You deserve to be able to get an education without having to lie about being
gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender or about having gay friends or family
members or about believing in civil rights for gay people. And no matter how
alone you may sometimes feel, you deserve help and support.
What is Kentucky School Bullying?
School bullying is a type of bullying that occurs in an educational setting. Bullying can be physical, sexual, verbal or emotional in nature.
The NCES (National Center for Education Statistics) report reveals that:
- There is noticeably more bullying in middle school (grades 6, 7, and 8) than in senior high school
- Emotional bullying is the most prevalent type of bullying, with pushing/shoving/tripping/spitting on someone being second
- Cyberbullying is – for the middle grade levels – the least prominent type of bullying, but it is greater in the last three years of high school than in grades 6 – 9
- Most school bullying occurs inside the school, a lesser amount on school property, and even less on the school bus. The least occurs in other areas
- Middle school students, and particularly 6th graders, were most likely to be bullied on the bus
- Sixth graders were the most likely students to sustain an injury from bullying, with middle schoolers more likely to be injured than high school students and the percentage going down every grade from 6 to 12
- Victims of bullying display a range of responses, even many years later, such as:
- Low self-esteem
- Difficulty in trusting others
- Lack of assertiveness
- Difficulty controlling anger
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