We all can help make school safe for all students
Between 40 and 80 percent of students experience bullying at some point, according to the American Psychological Association. But only 20 to 40 percent of those who are bullied actually report it. Bullying can happen to anyone. According to Wake County Schools’ board policy, it is “any repeated, systematic pattern of gestures or written, electronic, or verbal communications, or any physical act or any threatening communication.” Schools respond to bullying on school property, at any school-sponsored function, on a school bus or in other situations involving students.
What can you do?
Here are some options, according to Stopbullying.gov:
And if you’re being bullied, remember...