According to the Indiana KIDS COUNT® Data Book, bullying is defined as a pattern of behavior intended to cause physical or psychological harm, typically between children with unequal power. Bullying can include physical coercion, hostile teasing, emotional bullying or online harassment. In Indiana, 18.7% of high school students were bullied on school property in the past year and 15.7% were electronically bullied in the past year
Children who are bullied tend to feel unhappy and lonely, have greater difficulty making friends, and are more likely to experience anxiety and depression. Join us for this lunch presentation that will introduce basic concepts and definitions around bullying behaviors. It will address the different forms of bullying, prevention methods, as well as policies and laws in Indiana around bullying.