There have been numerous stories in the news recently regarding victims of bullying in schools across our nation. From CNN to the Today Show to Dr. Phil, it seems that everywhere you turn, there is a story about a victim who has been bullied by his or her fellow classmates.
A student is being bullied or victimized when exposed, repeatedly over time, to intentional injury or discomfort inflicted by one or more other students.
This may include:
- physical contact,
- verbal assault,
- making obscene gestures or facial expressions, and
- being intentionally excluded.
Bullying implies an imbalance in power or strength in which one child is victimized by others.
Statistics indicate that nearly 20% of students in the United States report they were a victim of being bullied. Shockingly, teachers reportedly only intervene in 4% of bullying incidents.
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