WHAT IS BULLYING?
Bullying is a widespread and serious problem that can happen anywhere. It is not a phase children have to go through, it is not "just messing around", and it is not something to grow out of. Bullying can cause serious and lasting harm.
Although definitions of bullying vary, most agree that bullying involves:
•Imbalance of Power: people who bully use their power to control or harm and the people being bullied may have a hard time defending themselves
•Intent to Cause Harm: actions done by accident are not bullying; the person bullying has a goal to cause harm
•Repetition: incidents of bullying happen to the same the person over and over by the same person or group
Bullying is not okay. Every individual at Mount Judea High School deserves a school climate characterized by respect. Bullying will not be tolerated. If you or someone you know is being bullied, speak to your counselor, principal, or parents. We are here to help.
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WHAT KIDS AND TEENS CAN DO
WHAT PARENTS CAN DO
Arkansas tobacco-free initiative with Smoking Quitline.
Protecting youth from abusing over-the-counter and prescription medications.
Support for parents of a child struggling with drugs or alcohol.
The Jason Foundation
Keeping more than dreams alive.
Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
National program to educate the public about suicide prevention. SAVE: Suicide Awareness Voices of Education http://www.save.org/
Help a Friend
Information from the National Council on Suicide Prevention.
AR Crisis Helpline/Hot Line: 1-888-CRISIS2 (247-7472)
National Suicide Hotlines: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
En Española 1-888-628-9454
Maine Suicide Prevention: www.mainesuicideprevention.org
Stop a Suicide: http://www.stopasuicide.com/
American Association of Suicidology (AAS) www.suicidology.org
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) www.afsp.org
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) www.cdc.gov
National Suicide Prevention Resource Center www.sprc.org
Teen Dating Violence Awareness
Teen dating violence is common. In 2006, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reported that nationally one in 11 adolescents has experienced physical abuse. CDC also cited a 2001 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association stating that one in five high school girls have been sexually abused by a dating partner. Many youth also experience emotional abuse, harassment, and stalking in dating relationships.
Teen dating violence is a pattern of behavior where one person uses threats of or actual physical, sexual, and/or emotional abuse to control his or her partner. This form of violence can include verbal abuse, written materials, use of weapons, the destruction of property, stalking, and other forms of intimidation.
If you or someone you know is a victim of dating violence, speak to your counselor, principal, or parents.
TEEN DATING VIOLENCE
Understanding Teen Data Violence Fact Sheet
RESOURCES FOR TEENS
Violence Prevention CDC
National Dating Abuse Hotline 1.866.331.9474
Love is Respect
Violence and Control Wheel
TALKING TO YOUR CHILD ABOUT TEEN DATING VIOLENCE
How do you know if your teen is in an unhealthy relationship?
Give Respect Parents Corner
Break the Silence Video