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Bullying. Facts About Bullying . Boys are more likely to bully and to be the bullied. The word “bully” was first used in the 1530’s meaning “sweetheart”. With time, it took on the meaning of “harasser of the weak”.

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facts about bullying
Facts About Bullying
  • Boys are more likely to bully and to be the bullied.
  • The word “bully” was first used in the 1530’s meaning “sweetheart”. With time, it took on the meaning of “harasser of the weak”.
  • Young bullies carry a one-in-four chance of having a criminal record by age 30.
more facts
More facts
  • Boys usually bully in the form of physical attacks and aggressive behaviour.
  • Girls appear to be more prone to indirect bullying in the form of social isolation, and the spreading of rumours
  • One in seven students is either a bully or victim.
  • 60-80% of teenagers that are bullied are bullied at school.
  • 80% to 90% of adolescents face physical and/or psychological bullying at some time in their school life.
more statistics
More Statistics
  • 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school
  • 56% of students have personally admitted to witnessing some type of bullying at school
  • 15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school
what is bullying
What is bullying?
  • Bullying is an intentional pattern of aggressive behaviour meant to hurt or to cause discomfort to another person.
  • Intentional harassment

Bullying is an act that is often aimed at those who are weaker, have no friends or who differ from the norm in some way.

types of bullies
Types of Bullies
  • The loud, active, outgoing and aggressive bully who makes it very obvious that they torment others.
  • The quiet bully who picks their hurtful words wisely.
physical bullying
Physical Bullying
  • When a person uses physical actions to hurt, humiliate and intimidate others.
  • This may include kicking, biting, punching, scratching, pushing, wrestling the victim, sexually harassment or any other type of physical harm.
  • Physical bullying also involves the interference with another person’s property. 
verbal bullying
Verbal Bullying
  • Verbal bullying is when someone speaks to or about a person using hurtful and degrading words.
  • This may include sarcasm, teasing, put-downs, name calling, phone calls, insults.
  • Verbal abuse is generally not taken as seriously as other types of abuse.
social emotional bullying
Social / Emotional bullying
  • Involves behaviours that upset, exclude, or embarrass a person. 
  • This may include isolating or excluding someone from activities, starting or spreading rumours, mocking someone, lying about someone.
  • Common among girls
cyber bullying

Any bullying done through the use of technology.

Cyber bullies forward and spread hurtful messages and/or images through email, instant messaging, social networking sites and electronic devices such as cell phones.

Cyber-bullying has become worse in the last decade because of modern technology.

signs that a teenager is being bullied
Signs that a teenager is Being Bullied
  • fear of going to school
  • inventing mysterious illnesses to avoid school
  • withdrawal – loss of interest in activities
  • depression
  • missing belongings or money
  • sleeping problems
  • irritability
  • poor concentration
  • low self-esteem
  • being difficult and argumentative
  • unexpected changes in routine
  • ETC.
  • There is said to be a positive correlation between bullying victims and suicide
  • Mitchell Wilson took his own life at the age of 11. The main reason for his suicide was to escape the constant bullying from other children.

columbine high school
Columbine High school

what a school nurse can do
What a School Nurse Can do
  • Offer comfort
  • Work together
  • Help develop confidence
  • Provide resources (Kids Help Phone)
  • Practice effective responses
  • Provide informative presentations to classes on bullying
  • Listen
one last thing
One last thing....

  • Do you think that most bullies harass people because they are over confident or because they have self-esteem issues?
  • What are you thoughts about the Casey Haynes story? Do you think he should have defended himself the way he did?
  • Cleary, M., Hunt, G., & Horsfall, J. (2010). Identifying and addressing bullying in nursing. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 31(5), 331-335
  • Frisen, A., Jonsson, A., & Persson, C. (2007). Adolescents' perception of bullying: who is the victim? Who is the bully? What can be done to stop bullying?. Adolescence, 42(168), 749-761
  • Muscari, M. (2002). Sticks and stones: the NP's role with bullies and victims. Journal of Pediatric Healthcare, 16(1), 22-28