Whether it’s overtly aggressive or not, bullying is detrimental to students of all ages. The various forms that bullying can take—verbal, social, physical, and cyber—present different challenges, but all are ultimately harmful.
Harassment occurs in-person and on the Internet, affecting youth and teens in a variety of situations. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, 28% of students aged 12-18 have been bullied, and 9% experienced cyberbullying. The following guide was created to bring awareness to issues surrounding bullying and cyberbullying, and to help students, parents, and teachers prevent instances of bullying in the future.