One out of every four students (22%) report being bullied during the school year

(National Center for Educational Statistics, 2015)

64 percent of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36 percent reported the bullying.

(Petrosina, Guckenburg, DeVoe, and Hanson, 2010)

Students who experience bullying are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, and poor school adjustment.

(Center for Disease Control, 2012)

Students who experience bullying are twice as likely as non-bullied peers to experience negative health effects such as headaches and stomachaches.

(Gini and Pozzoli, 2013)

Students who bully others are at increased risk for substance use, academic problems, and violence later in adolescence and adulthood.

(Center for Disease Control, 2012)

84% of students observed students perceived as overweight being called names or getting teased during physical activities.

(Puhl, Luedicke, and Heuer, 2011)

KIDS GROWING UP STRONG
A COMPREHENSIVE PROGRAM FOR SCHOOLS

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Kevin Kearns reminds us that there is hope in an otherwise hopeless looking situation. An inspirational first hand account of an individual who was on the receiving end of ruthless bullying.

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