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ChildLine can help If you or a friend are being bullied, it can sometimes feel like nothing can make it stop, especially if it has been happening for a long time. Bullying can leave you feeling feeling anxious , depressed , lonely , worthless and scared - but it doesn't have to be like this. We are a free, confidential support service who speak to thousands of young people every day - you are not alone.
In school ... you don't want anyone to think of you as a "gossip" or someone who says things about other people. Everyone wants to be "nice." You don't have to be nice if you don't want to online. 13 year old girl, Edmonton (Source: Young Canadians in a Wired World, Focus Groups , MediaSmarts, 2004)
School life is being transformed by the Internet and mobile phones. Kids as young as six years old are learning and playing online, teenagers are speaking a new language through texting, and students now have an entire World Wide Web to draw from when doing homework. While the majority of these interactions are positive, there is a dark side as well; some children are using these communication tools to intimidate and threaten others. Bullying is an age-old problem for schoolchildren, but the anonymity of internet communications is bringing the harmful practice of bullying online.
No. 80; March 2011 Click here to download and print a PDF version of this document. Bullying is a common experience for many children and adolescents. Surveys indicate that as many as half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years, and at least 10% are bullied on a regular basis. Bullying behavior can be physical or verbal.
This page was made on Friday 24 th June 2011 Last updated at 13:00 Bullying often starts when people pick on something about you that's different. It could be how big you are, the colour of your skin, or how you're doing at school. But no one's the same - and that's why bullying is so stupid. Also, What is cyberbullying , which describes forms of bullying using electronic devices such as mobile phones and computers, is becoming more common with the increasing use of modern technology. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Bullying Hurts...Inside and Out Warning Signs How do I know if a child is being bullied? Unexplained torn clothing or missing belongings Suddenly complains of headaches, stomach-aches or nightmares Has a difficult time making friends and is often alone Does not want to go to school How do I know if a child is bullying others? Behaves aggressively with people and animals (often hurts others) Easily angered and frustrated when playing co-operative games Believes violence is an acceptable way to solve problems Hangs around with other children who are aggressive
someone else. No matter what situation or form it comes in, bullying can make you feel depressed, hurt, and alone. It can keep you from enjoying the activities and places that are part of your life. Bullying happens everywhere, whether it's your town or Paris, France.
Information for Parents and Teachers This is an excerpt from the second edition of A.S.A.P.: A School-based Anti-Violence Program (1996). For background reading on bullying, recommended videos, and a list of books for classroom use, see the full A.S.A.P. package. Bullying can be defined as repeated and systematic harassment and attacks on others. Bullying can be perpetrated by individuals or groups.
Bullying and Suicide If bullying means you, or someone you know, feels suicidal, please call 1-800-273-TALK (8255) in the U.S., or visit Befrienders Worldwide to find a helpline in your country. What is Bullying? Bullying is repeated aggressive behavior that can be physical, verbal, or relational.
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