Each year approximately 30% of students worldwide are the target of bullying1. Lives are lost or forever changed.
Bullying is different from just playing around or peer conflict. It occurs when a student, or group of students, repeatedly hurt or humiliate another student. Bullying and harassment often cause lasting physical and mental harm, marginalize diverse students and negatively impact the entire school culture.
1Source: Hidden in Plain Sight: A statistical analysis of violence against children (UNICEF 2014). Cyberbullying is just one form of bullying - a subset of the above. Around one in six US adolescents (15 per cent) in grades 9 through 12 were bullied electronically in the last year. Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey.