ST. LOUIS, MO – To counter the perception by some school administrators that bullying is a problem limited to certain schools or locations on campus, the CyberBully Hotline has released a research-based infographic detailing where students are experiencing bullying.
The key message of the infographic? Bullying happens everywhere.
“The research on school bullying has shown that bullying happens in every type of school community, in virtually every location you can think of,” said Paul Langhorst, co-founder of the CyberBully Hotline. “We wanted to bring together data from multiple sources to illustrate just how big of a problem it is.”
The bullying infographic gives viewers an intimate look into schoolrooms and other locations where bullying is happening most frequently. It also notes that both public and private schools struggle with bullying.
“Many school administrators are reluctant to admit that bullying happens within their school community for fear that it will be a poor reflection on their leadership,” said Mr. Langhorst. “Unfortunately, denying the problem only allows it to persist.”
Mr. Langhorst said that he hoped the infographic would encourage school administrators to take a more proactive approach to bullying prevention in their schools.
The infographic can be viewed on the CyberBully Hotline website by visiting cyberbullyhotline.com/everywhere.
About the CyberBully Hotline
Used by leading K-12 schools and districts from coast to coast, the CyberBully Hotline has won multiple national awards and praise from school administrators for its anonymous bully reporting service. Full-featured but easy-to-use, the CyberBully Hotline integrates with a school’s ongoing bullying prevention efforts to help administrators keep schools safe. The CyberBully Hotline is a service of SchoolReach, a provider of school notification systems and school mobile apps that help schools communicate better and achieve more. For more information on the CyberBully Hotline, please visit cyberbullyhotline.com.