*Studies have found peers are involved in 85% of bullying episodes, and students look to other kids for cues on how to respond when they witness bullying
*Even though most bystanders don't like to watch bullying, less than 20% try to stop it. This happens frequently because they don't know what to do.
*13 million children-1 in 4 a year experience some form of bullying
BE MORE THAN A BYSTANDER
Tell a trusted adult, like a family member, teacher or coach.
• Help the person being bullied get away from the situation.
• Be a friend to the person being bullied.
• Set a good example. Do not bully others
• Don’t give bullying an audience
Community Partners & Local Help
- BJC School Outreach & Youth Development
BJC School Outreach & Youth Development has certified Olweus Bullying Prevention trainers on staff to help schools implement a long-term, system wide program to help reduce existing bullying problems among students and prevent new ones while achieving better peer relations at school. For more information visit: BJCschooloutreach.org.
- Life Skills
- St. Louis County Police Department & the Safe Schools Partnership
- CHADS: Communities Healing Adolescent Depression and Suicide Coalition for Mental Health
- Ad Council
More Bullying info here.