May 8, 2014 •

What is Bullying?

For our May Month of Action, let’s work together to put an end to bullying.

Bullying Behavior

bully_girls_high_resBullying is intentionally mean behavior, repeated over time that involves an imbalance of power. It may be physical, verbal (spreading rumors, calling names), relational (exclusion, turning other friends against you, refusing to talk to you) or carried out via technology (cyberbullying). Bullying has been linked to:

  • Depression
  • Behavior problems
  • Difficulties in academic performance
  • Low self-esteem
  • Poor social skills
  • Lack of close peer relationships
  • Low school engagement
  • Undermined feelings of competence

Bullying hurts us all. But we can do something to change it.

Step 1: Make a commitment to do your part to stop bullying at your school.

Step 2: Tell us what you’ve done to prevent bullying. Share your tips with the hashtags #realgirlsunite and #alliesnotenemies

Step 3: Join the conversation on FB and Twitter.

FB: / Twitter: @REALgirlEmpower @IDG2014