Building Self-Esteem after Being Bullied

  1. Talk to someone about it. One of the most important things to do is to find someone you trust to talk to about it. ...
  2. Don't feel guilty or take blame. Bullying is never okay. ...
  3. Direct your anger positively. ...
  4. Try something new. ...
  5. Express yourself, let it go, and change your perceptions.

Why Kids Bully? Because They're Popular


from Psychology Today


"Adults often struggle with the question of, "Should I intervene in a child's friendship problems?" The line between helicopter and hands-off can get confusing, as adults waver between wanting to protect young people from the pain of broken friendships and believing that bullying is an inevitable rite of passage. The bottom line is this; no child should have to find her way through painful conflict alone. Kids need adult support and insights when it comes to navigating the choppy waters of friendship, disguised as a weapon."

Scapegoating and Bullying

 Here is a great paragraph from, Psychology Today, explaining the subject.

"Scapegoating is a hostile socio-psychological discrediting operation in which people move blame and responsibility away from themselves and towards a target person or group. It is also a practice where angry feelings and inappropriate accusation are placed on others. The target feels wrongly persecuted and receives misplaced vilification, blame and criticism; and the victim is likely to suffer rejection from those who the perpetrator seeks to influence. Scapegoating has a wide range of focus: from "approved" enemies of very large groups of people down to the scapegoating of individuals by other individuals. The scapegoater's target always experiences exclusion, ostracism or even expulsion."

-Psychology Today

Wear Orange on Unity Day Oct. 25 and Show Your Support!

"Make it ORANGE and make it end! What are your true colors when it comes to bullying? If you care about safe and supportive schools and communities make your color ORANGE on Unity Day. That’s the day everyone can come together – in schools, communities, and online – and send one large ORANGEmessage of support, hope, and unity to show that we are together against bullying and united for kindness, acceptance and inclusion."

Take Action, Teens Against Bullies

U.S. Department of Justice states:

"160,000 kids per day do not attend school for fear of being bullied."

Did you know......

*Bullying is the most common form of violence in schools today.

*160,000 approx. children miss school every day to fear of attack or intimidation

*there is 1 incident of bullying every 7 minutes

*2 out of 3 teens are verbally or physically harassed every year