U.G.L.Y.'S THREE-TIER BULLYING PREVENTION PROGRAM
Average survey results
is a critical issue facing our youth today. It has been proven
that low self-esteem affects learning and can lead to such
problems as bullying, delinquency, unhealthy relationships,
eating disorders, violence, drug abuse and suicide.
Approximately 160,000 children a day stay home
from school because they are afraid of being bullied.
US Dept of Education
That's over 3 million students a month.
A national survey of kids in grades 6-10, found 13 percent
reported bullying others, 11 percent reported being the target of
bullies, and another 6 percent said that they bullied others and
were bullied themselves. Experts say the facts are troubling,
because bullying too often leads to violence, loss of
self-esteem, depression and even suicide. Source:
National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center
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Go to Bullying Prevention TV on YouTube to see what youth have to say.