A FEW STATS ON BULLYING

Some General Stats on Bullying

  • 28% of students aged 12-18 are bullied each year
  • Most students don’t report bullying when it happens
  • 1 in 10 students drop out of school due to bullying
  • Some bullies are being bullied themselves
  • Bullying can happen anywhere such as at school, at work, and online
  • Bullying in not a necessity of life so let’s stop it

Stats on Bullying from Canadian Institutes of Health Research

– Canada has the 9th highest rate of bullying in the 13-years-olds category on a scale of 35 countries
– At least 1 in 3 adolescent students in Canada have reported being bullied recently
– Among adult Canadians, 38% of males and 30% of females reported having experienced occasional or frequent bullying during their school years
47% of Canadian parents report having a child victim of bullying
– Any participation in bullying increases risk of suicidal ideas in youth
– The rate of discrimination experienced among students who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans-identified, Two-Spirited, Queer or Questioning (LGBTQ) is three times higher than heterosexual youth
– Girls are more likely to be bullied on the Internet than boys
– 7% of adult Internet users in Canada, age 18 years and older, self-reported having been a victim of cyber-bullying at some point in their life
– The most common form of cyber-bullying involved receiving threatening or aggressive e-mails or instant messages, reported by 73% of victims6
– 40% of Canadian workers experience bullying on a weekly basis

During the Month of October, National Bully Prevention Month, Cobourg Tae Kwon Do will be conducting four Anti Bullying Seminars for free to our current students and the local community.

Please let us know if you are going to attend so we can reserve you a spot for your child or yourself

Dates: Wednesday October 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd

Times: 5:30pm to 6:15pm

The purpose of these seminars is to help children overcome the negative impacts of bullying. Our seminars will teach the participants Awareness, Avoidance, and Assertiveness when dealing with a bully.

This program is broken down into four sessions.

Session I: What is bullying? Why do people do it? Why is it bad to bully others?
Session II: What should we/shouldn’t we do when we see others being bullied?
Session III: How should you deal with bullying?
Session IV : Buddying

Master Jonathan Field

Cobourg Tae Kwon Do

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