Kindness over Cruelty
Did you know: Every 30 minutes a teenager attempts suicide due to bullying.
About 47 teens are bullied every five minutes.
Cyber bullying is on the rise in dramatic numbers; it is relentless and
more frightening if the bully is anonymous. Victims of cyber bullying show more
signs of depression than other bullying victims.
There are about 282,000 students who are reportedly attacked in high schools in our
nation each month. 71 percent of students report bullying as an ongoing problem.
“Bullycide” is the new term for suicide as a result of being bullied.
Teens in grades 6 through 10 are most likely to be involved in activities related to bullying.
Almost half of all students fear harassment or bullying in the bathroom.
(Note: Via the U.S. National Institute of Health, SAFE, Tony Bartoli)
A couple great quotes to ponder:
“A lot of people are afraid to tell the truth, to say no. That’s where toughness comes into play.
Toughness is not being a bully. It’s having backbone.” – Robert Kiyosaki
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” – Eleanor Roosevelt