HALF of young people have been bullied in the past year, a major study shows today….which is NOT okay.
One in 20 suffers every day, and a third of all victims say they have had suicidal thoughts. The research also reveals youngsters who are bullied are almost twice as likely to go on to bully others. One in five young people admits to having physically attacked someone.
The annual study shows twice as many boys as girls are bullies. But more girls are victims than boys. One in seven young people admitted bullying somebody.
How do we stop this!? As a guy who was bullied myself, I know how it feels and how those feelings and insecurities can stay with you for years to come. Even though it was rough for me, it is even harder for today’s kids and the use of technology for cyber bullying.
Is there a solution to ensure that our kids can go through life without having to deal with those that wish to prey on others? For my part, if you or anyone you know needs to reach out and just vent…I’m willing to listen.