Bullying A GLOBAL ISSUE

Facts about Bullying - 1st Section
  • Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.
  • Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying.
  • 17% of American students report being bullied 2 to 3 times a month or more within a school semester.
  • 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time.
  • By age 14 less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying.
  • 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
  • 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.
  • 1 in 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying.
Types Of Bullying - 2nd Section

People are bullied in 4 main different ways, unfortunately it is not only students/children that are being bullied nowadays, in fact adults at work are bullied by their co-workers and everyone has had experience with bullying including myself. The 4 types of bullying include: Physical bullying, which involves hitting, shoving, pushing, tripping, and other kinds of force. The second type is verbal bullying which involves hurtful comments, name-calling, teasing. The third type is Social bullying which involves using relationships to hurt someone, it involves excluding or ostracizing someone from a friend group, spreading rumours, or "the silent treatment". The last type is cyber bullying, which happens over cellphones or the internet.

Bullying In New Zealand - 3rd Section
  • Rates of bullying in New Zealand are very high compared to other countries
  • The percentage of Year 5 students reporting recurrent bullying was statistically significantly lower in 43 of the 50 countries in the study
  • Only in one country was statistically significantly more bullying reported
  • 31% of the New Zealand middle primary students surveyed said they experienced bullying "about weekly"
  • Students who reported the most frequent bullying had significantly lower achievement in mathematics and science
  • 94% of NZ teachers said bullying occurs at their school
  • Around 45% of NZ teachers and staff said verbal & social/relational bullying was brought to their attention once a week, while 25% heard of physical bullying once a week
  • 46% believe cyber bullying occurs mainly between the ages of 11-14

Video - 4th Section

My Bullying Experience - 5th/6th sections

Years 1 - 10: Before I went to school I never thought twice about my traits/genes, about how tall or short I was, about my appearance, about how I dressed. When I started going to school I noticed that I was the shortest in the class, and this was the first thing that I was bullied for, my height. From years 1 - 10 I had always been the shortest in my class and non-stop I would get short jokes and name-called related to being short. Not only was I short in general but I was short for my age which made things worse and I felt very insecure ever since about my height.

Year 11 - Now: When I hit year 11 I was no longer the shortest in my class so I had started to feel less insecure about it but still due to the fact I was shorter than the average 16 year old at the time, I was still bullied about it, even by my own friends. After a period of time, I was beginning to be bullied about my race. Even thought I was born in New Zealand, I had more genes from my mothers side than my dad's. My mum being Peruvian and my dad being British. Even though it didn't seem like a big deal but my friends referred to me as Mexican because of my Latino looks which I always seemed to take offence to that because I was in fact more South American. So not only did I feel insecure about my height but I started to feel more insecure by the way I look. This continued until the end of school. After school I became more outgoing and confident with myself due to the friends I now hang out with and I use my height and my south american blood to my advantage and use it as gift than an insecurity.

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