Each year, more than 3 million American students become victims of bullying. For one in 10 of these public and private school students, the constant anxiety, fear, and pain of bullying results in dropping out of school. The rest often remain quiet and their daily torment becomes part of their everyday lives.
Bullying comes in many forms. A child can be bullied with physical aggression, verbal harassment, and silent intimidation. He can even be subjected to it at home; approximately 43 percent of all students suffer from cyber bullying. So what can adults do to stop this epidemic? This infographic, courtesy of a independent school in West Palm Beach, details the overwhelming occurrence of bullying in the United States and ways parents can address it. Bullying can be stopped in our nation’s public and private schools; please do your part by sharing this infographic with your fellow parents.