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Each day 160,000 U.S. students refuse to go to school because they are afraid of their peers. Many more attend school in a chronic state of anxiety and depression and, daily, six out of ten American youth witness bullying. Bullying is scaring or harming another person. Children who engage in bullying behavior usually pick on someone who is weaker or more alone, and repeat the actions over and over. Bullying starts in elementary school, becomes most common in middle school, and wanes during high school. Bullying includes hitting, shoving, or tripping, making fun of the way someone acts, looks, or talks, or writing mean things about someone in text messages, emails, or blogs. Today an embarrassing video or text message can go viral in minutes. Nationally, there have been incidents of suicide among both children and adults in response to bullying. So Napa County educators are taking a stand! Look for information in back-to-school communications to find tips to identify if your child is being bullied, how to report bullying, and ways you and your child can help prevent others from being bullied.
Bullying is a behavior that has four different types associated with it: physical, verbal, social and cyber. Though anyone can take part in any of the four, boys frequently fall resort to physical threats and actions. Where as girls are more incline to engage in verbal cases. The most detrimental aspect of bullying is its frequent repetition over a long period of time towards the victim.
Four Types of Bullying
* Cyber bullying is on the rise and is becoming the most difficult type of bullying that can occur. This is due to the significant fact that many cyber-bullying cases tend to go on longer than an actual face to face bullying case because the child engaging in the bullying behavior can remain virtually anonymous. This posses as an even greater threat to the victim because they do not know who the attack is, which is also emotionally draining.
For more information about bullying prevention in Napa County please call 707.259.5949.