Bullying sucks! It can happen anywhere and to anyone and often has long-lasting repercussions. Luckily, there are great organizations out there whose goal is to focus on reducing and preventing bullying.
Bullying can be a traumatic experience and often leads to depression, feelings of isolation, and even suicide. It's important to know that no one should have to go through that alone. If you or someone you know is experiencing bullying, consider reaching out to our friends at Crisis Text Line. You can start a conversation 24/7 by texting "LISTEN" to 741-741.
Cyber bullying is considered to be any bullying that takes place using electronic devices. Examples of cyber bullying include mean text messages or emails, rumors sent by email or posted on social networking sites, and the sharing of embarrassing pictures, videos, websites, or fake profiles.
One of the most prevalent places young people report being bullied is at school. Did you know that over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year and approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day because of bullying?