A New Intervention to Prevent School Bullying: I AM JACK Story Journey
Bullying is the most common form of violence in our society. Studies have found that approximately 30 percent of students in grades 6-10 are involved in bullying as a perpetrator, victim or both.’ Bullying tends to peak in middle school and drop off by grades 11 and 12. (pp1)A survey commissioned by the Kaiser Family Foundation found that more age 8 to 15 years old students picked teasing and bullying as ‘big problems; (more) than drugs or alcohol, racism, AIDS, or pressure to have sex.’
Unresolved bullying at school can have long term effects with victims taking low self esteem and depression into adulthood, bullies taking aggression into the workplace and personal life and bystanders experiencing depression, anger and fear.
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