As part of October’s National Bullying Prevention Month, educators and students are turning to technology solutions that allow for anonymous reporting and encourage those who witness bullying to stand up against it.
National statistics from Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center reveal that 22 percent of students reported being bullied during the school year.
Sixty-four percent of children who were bullied did not report it, and school-based bullying prevention programs have resulted in a 25 percent decrease in bullying.
Students who are bullied are at a higher risk for poor school adjustment, sleep difficulties, anxiety and depression. In an August 2016 survey, participating adults ranked bullying as their top health concern (57 percent) for children.