The purpose of Stand Tall Against Bullying is a campaign to reach out and converse to kids that are facing a problem which has became a nation wide issue in our schools today. I feel that as an American raised in this country and having went through my 12 years of schooling I have seen my share of peers being bullied. But the level of bullying today has evolved onto a higher level known as cyber bullying which makes the problem a lot more dangerous resulting in them taking their own lives thinking it’s the only way out.
Here are some facts about bullying.
Roughly about 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.
Approximately 160,000 students skip school every day because of bullying.
1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4% of the time.
By age 14 less than 30% of boys and 40% of girls will talk to their peers about bullying.
The statistics on bullying and suicide are alarming: Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts.
Statistically Girls ages 10 – 14 are a higher risk of suicide. Girls think about suicide more than boys however, boys are more likely to follow through with the thought and commit suicide.