November is Bully Prevention Month. Bullying has been an ongoing issue since the beginning of time. Today, it is more prevalent than ever. Educators, parents, and everyone else who work with teens are baffled by how to prevent it and stop it. Do you know how common and real it is? Here are 25 facts about bullying that you may or may not already know from Michele Borba. Some may surprise you like:
Most kids are cyberbullies, and most kids are cyberbullied.
“Abusing one another online is apparently the hot new trend. Although 58% of children say they’ve received threatening or insulting comments online, with 40% saying it’s happened on multiple occasions. However, many of these victims turn right back around and lay the pain on others, as catharsis one would imagine. Fifty-three percent admitted they themselves perpetuated cyberbullying, and one in every three bullies said they did it more than once.”