The Deal With Bullies
The Prevalence of Bullying
- Children at every age are vulnerable to the risk of bullies. Experts tell us at least one in two children will be bullied at school, on the walk home, at a park, or during another outing.
- In a recent survey of middle and high school students, more than 75% surveyed said they had been bullied. More than 160,000 American students miss class every day due to fear of physical harm.
- Kids who bully others do so for many reasons. Bullying can escalate into other dangerous behaviors. Parents are encouraged to have direct and open discussions with kids about the dangers of bullying and how to deal with it.