Bullying. What’s in a Label?. Labeling. “Labeling Theory” refers to the idea that, by giving a label to a person, we give that person permission to fulfill the label. “If you’re given the name, then you’ll play the game” – Professor Hodges
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What’s in a Label?
Types of bullying include:
Physical (hitting, shoving, kicking)
Verbal (labeling, name-calling, rumor spreading)
Social isolation (shunning or leaving someone out on purpose)
Cyberbullying (using the internet, cell phones or other digital technologies to send harmful messages/images)
According to the CDC, in 2009: an estimated 20% of high school students reported being bullied on school property in the 12 months preceding the survey; the prevalence was higher among females(21.2%) than males (18.7%)
According to Cyber bullying statistics from the i-SAFE foundation:
Dignity for All Students Act requires school districts to: