Sadly, about 28 percent of students age 12-18 reported being bullied at school, where the majority of bullying takes place. Many students dread the physical and verbal aggression of their peers, and attend school in a chronic state of anxiety and depression. Bullying often results in reluctance to go to school, poor grades and truancy…… and can also cause it’s victims to suffer from headaches, stomach pains, reduced appetite, shame, and even aggression which may lead them to bully others.
No single factor puts a child at risk of being bullied, or of becoming a bully. Bullying can happen anywhere—cities, suburbs, or rural small towns.
Please take a few minutes to check out the link below to see how you, as a parent, can recognize the signs and help put an end to bullying.