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Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Oh No You Don't :11 Facts About Bullying , WakeUp! Do Something #atozchallenge





What can you do about bullying? 
Teach your kids what bullies are, what cyberbullies are. Respect for others begins at home, teach your kids to respect others, that way they don't become the bully.
Have a plan if your child is ever bullied, they already know it is ok to come to you and tell you about the activity. If a friend is being bullied it is ok to tell a parent or another adult, just standing by and doing nothing will not help the problem go away. 
Educate yourself and your family about violence. Do it now!

I call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, and I am saved from my enemies Psalm18:3
Psalm 55:22  Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

 

11 Facts about Bullying that just tear my hide up! As a mom especially. 

  • Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.


  • 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4 percent of the time.


  • Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.


  • 1 in 7 students in grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.


  • 56 percent of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.


  • Over two-thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, with a high percentage of students believing that adult help is infrequent and ineffective.


  • 71 percent of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.


  • 90 percent of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.


  • 1 out 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying.


  • Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.


  • Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school.  Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant.


  • A 2009 survey found that 9 out of 10 LGBT youth reported being verbally harassed at school in the past year because of their sexual orientation.

These statistics are sickening and embarrassing to me, I can not believe that in America we can let this kind of activity go on in our school systems, systems that our tax dollars pay for!!
Another reason I will continue to homeschool my children until they graduate high school. Now I do realize that they can be bullied anywhere at anytime, even online, but they have been educated enough to know that it is wrong and will not be tolerated. This momma bear would not be happy if she found out her child had been bullied and somebody stood by watching and did nothing.
As a parent, I can not believe that other parents let bullying occur in schools without raising the roof off the school building.
Just my personal opinion. They say homeschool kids are not socialized, my teen daughter told me she did not want to socialize with bullies and drama, she wants to learn, that is why she is happy at home. 

                        Source: infographicsarchive.com via Joann on Pinterest



6 comments:

  1. Bullying makes me so angry! And the responses about it from people I've talked to about it make me just as angry too! And you're right, schools and teachers do very little about it.

    Good on you for speaking up about it!

    Rinelle Grey

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    1. Thank you for your kind words Rinelle!

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  2. Bullies have always flourished in communities that abandon victims. They wither whenever victims stand up for themselves or others stand beside victims. Unfortunately, the rule of "Zero Tolerance" that seems to be universally applied in schools - anyone who stands up against a bully will be punished equally - teaches the wrong lesson. This problem is exacerbated by inattentive teachers and playground monitors who allow bullying to be practiced under their noses.

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    1. Amen Jack, until we as parents and even bloggers make our voices heard to let those inattentive teachers and school admin. know that we are mad as H@#$ about this problem!

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  3. Ugh. Bullying. In middle and high school I did presentations with a group that addressed the issue. We'd have so many people come up to us afterward, just crying.. And thanking us for speaking up for them. Good post.

    AJ Lauer
    #atozchallenge helper minion
    Twitter: @ayjaylauer

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    1. We all need to make a stand and let bullies and others know, imagine the impact if all bloggers on the internet stood up and voiced their disgust with the current systems and at bullies themselves ;)
      Thanks for stopping by AJ!!

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