Stories

Bullying affects us all regardless of age, gender or race. Here are a few of the stats that I found out while doing some research.

Here are a few stories and experiences from courageous people who have shared their story with me. If you have a story of your own, I encourage you to share it and email it to me at stronger@victoriapowellmusic.com. All submissions will be reviewed by the Stronger Campaign management team before being added to the website. If you wish to remain anonymous, just let us know. All names will be changed to respect the privacy of all parties.


Aaron - Age 6
I like school. I just don't like the people at school. I don't want to go anymore. The big kids say things and push me down. I wish the teacher would do something but they don't and if I cry they tell me to stop and the bullies only get worse. I hate school.

Anonymous - Age 17
The bullying got so bad for me in my old high school that I attempted to commit suicide. I can't even describe how alone I felt. No one would listen. No one would help. After my parents found me, and I finally told them how I felt, I got the help I needed. All we did is talk but it was so good to be able to tell someone and have them understand. Today, I'm at a new school and have friends and know now how to stand up for myself. I am worth something.

Maria - Age 7
My name is Maria. I am 7 years old. I have been bullied for 3 years. He pushes me on the ground, he laughs at me and says mean things. It hurts my feelings and sometimes makes me cry. I hope it stops soon. I don't like being scared to play outside.



Stats

  • 1 out of 4 teens are Bullied.
  • As many as 160,000 students stay home on any given day because they're afraid of being bullied.
  • 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some "Bullying."
  • 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
  • 1 out of 3 students surveyed said they heard another student threaten to kill someone.
  • 2 out of 3 say they know how to make a bomb, or know where to get the information to do it.
  • On the playground, every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention: 4%. Peer intervention: 11%. No intervention: 85%.