Bullying is the use of force, coercion, or threat, to abuse, aggressively dominate or intimidate. The behavior is often repeated and habitual.
Here are some interesting facts about the bullying:
- 25% of African-American students, 22% of Caucasian students, 17% of Hispanic students, and 9% of Asian students report being bullied at school (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2016).
- More than one third of adolescents reporting bullying report bias-based school bullying (Russell, Sinclair, Poteat, & Koenig, 2012).
- Bias-based bullying is more strongly associated with compromised health than general bullying (Russell, Sinclair, Poteat, & Koenig, 2012).
- Race-related bullying is significantly associated with negative emotional and physical health effects (Rosenthal et al, 2013).
If you suspect your child might be the product of bullying, please look for the signs below. For assistance, please reach out to one of our therapists for support.
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