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Everyday thousands of teenagers are bullied and need help. If you are one of those unfortunate teenagers then this website will help you. This website provides information and strategies for both people who are bullied and for those who just want to know more about bulling. The world is a dangerous place, and this website will offer help to stop bullies.

Azem's Bulling Survey

This table shows the amount of situations in which bullying is related to teenagers.

Bullying- when he or she is exposed, repeatedly and over time, to negative actions on the part of one or more other persons, and he or she has difficulty defending himself or herself."
Cyber bulling-when a person is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or targeted by another person using the Internet, mobile phone, or other type of digital technology.

So many boys and girls are bullied each day. The percentage in the USA has increased and if we do not put a stop to it, it might become a real national problem. Now people are more aware of this issue and we must do something to prevent it. As you can see from the information below mostly everyone is either getting cyber bullied or is cyber bulling others. Click the link below to learn more.

  1. http://www.isafe.org/channels/sub.php?ch=op&sub_id=media_cyber_bullying
  2. http://blog.truecare.com/cyberbullying/cyberbullying-statistics-you-should-know/
  3. http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/cyber-bullying-statistics.html

  • 42% of kids have been bullied while online. 1 in 4 has had it happen more than once.
  • 35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 has had it happen more than once.
  • 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages.
  • 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than once.
  • 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 has done it more than once.
  • 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online.

Types of Bullying
The action of bullying has a large scale determining what is and what is not bullying. Be very careful because you may be bullying someone without realizing it. Here are some types of bullying listed below that you have to try to avoid.

  • Cyber Bullying - when a person is tormented, threatened, harassed, humiliated, embarrassed or targeted by another person using the Internet, mobile phone, or other type of digital technology.
  • Physical Bullying-when a person uses overt bodily acts to gain power over peers. Physical bullying can include kicking, punching, hitting or other physical attacks.
  • Verbal Bullying- Verbal bullying occurs when someone uses language to gain power over his or her peers. The verbal bully makes use of relentless insults and teasing to bully his or her peers.
  • Social Alienation- a state or process in which persons ,groups ,or cultures lose or don't have communication or cooperation with one another, of then resulting in open conflict.
  • Indirect Bulling- is characterized by threatening the victim into social isolation. This isolation is achieved through a wide variety of techniques
  • Intimidation- too overawe or cow, as through the force of personality or by superior display of wealth, talent ,etc.

  1. http://library.thinkquest.org/07aug/00117/typesbullying.html

All of the technology that the younger generation is using is making cyber bulling occur at a younger age. Now we have 10 years old who cyber bully and that is becoming a huge problem. As the expansion of technology continues, so does the act of bullying. Here are some examples below.

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  • Photo Shop
  • Blogs
  • Social Networking
  • E-mail
  • Computers
  • Game Systems
  • Chat Rooms
  • Cellphones

When stories are told about a person being bullied, it can change your mind on how harmful bullying can really be. These people below have shared their stories and what they have to say can take your breathe away. Check out the links below to see some of the stories.
  1. http://www.ryanpatrickhalligan.org
  2. http://www.netsmartz.org/reallifestories
  3. http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2010/03/29/earlyshow/main6343077.shtml
  4. http://familyinternet.about.com/u/ua/computingsafetyprivacy/Cyberbullyua.htm
  5. http://bullyinglte.wordpress.com/

Bullying Affects Victims
People that get bullied end up getting depressed and even sometimes think of committing suicide. Teenagers that get bullied start to go to school less and less until they decide not to attend school at all. There are many symptoms that a teenager experiences when bullied. People are usually too embarrassed to tell someone that they’re getting cyber bullied because it makes them feel week. Click on these link below to learn more.

  1. http://www.dealingwithbullies.org/the-effects-of-bullying-for-victims
  2. http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage/news/2602910/Facebook-thug-victim-Emily-Moore-speaks.html
  3. http://www.stopbullying.gov/topics/effects/

What to do if bullied?
If you are bullied you should immediately let an adult know. I know it is hard to tell another person that you are getting bullied because it makes you feel uncomfortable but they will help you deal with your problems. Always try to solve the problem and don’t let bullying get to you for you to start hating yourself. Click on the links below to learn more.

  1. http://www.washoe.k12.nv.us/schools/safe-and-drug-free-schools/bullying---prevention-tips
  2. http://www.helpguide.org/mental/bullying.htm
  3. http://nbc.clientmediaserver.com/dateline/

Protect Yourself Online
Surfing the web is a dangerous game and if you follow the rules bellow you will be secured throughout surfing the web. Be careful about what you say and do online and think about what the effect will be if you were to click, open, post, etc. See the links below to see how you can stay safe while using the World Wide Web.

  1. http://www.sec.gov/spotlight/katrina/protectyourselfonline.htm
  2. http://www.fcc.gov/guides/how-protect-yourself-online
  3. http://www.getsafeonline.org/nqcontent.cfm?a_id=1045

This video tells stories of various people and what their affects were.

To check out more videos visit the links below.

  1. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/04/21/drew.cyberbullying.hln.cnn
  2. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2011/12/05/exp-drew-mowry-bullied-hln.cnn
  3. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/us/2011/11/21/dnt-tn-biracial-kids-bullied.wsmv
  4. http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/bestoftv/2010/10/17/nr.armstrong.bullies.cnn


Bullying has become very dangerous. The podcasts below discuss how bullying has affected life and takes you into the mind of a bully.

Lessons for Teachers
To protect people from bullying there are certain things that are education based that can help persuade our younger generation into not bullying. Check the links below for lessons that can be done to help better understand bullying.

  1. http://www.drthrockmorton.com/respectandthefacts/documents/bullyingprevention.pdf
  2. http://www.discoveryeducation.com/teachers/free-lesson-plans/cruel-schools.cfm
  3. http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/bully.shtml
  4. http://safeschoolscoalition.org/RG-lessonplans.html
  5. http://www.tolerance.org/activity/bullying-survey
  6. http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/10/05/a-troubling-trend-discussing-bullying-and-antigay-attitudes/
  7. http://kamaron.org/Cyber-Bullying-Lesson-Plans

For Parents
The links below are to help parents better understand modern bullying and what can be done to help their children if bullied and to prevent them from being bullying.
  1. http://www.stopbullying.gov/
  2. http://www.education.com/topic/school-bullying-teasing/
  3. http://kidshealth.org/parent/emotions/behavior/bullies.html
  4. http://www.schenectady.k12.ny.us/bullying/index.htm
  5. http://www.pbs.org/parents/special/article-an-antidote-to-bullying.html
  6. http://www.kzoo.edu/psych/stop_bullying/for_parents/general_information.html
  7. http://www.polk-fl.net/parents/generalinformation/bullying.htm

Cyber Bullying can hurt.

Organizations HotlineIf you are being bullied in any way please contact these numbers below they will help you. The organizations below are working and accepting calls 24 hours a day.
  1. The Trevor Project-(1-866-488-7386)
  2. GLSEN - (212) 727-0135
  3. Pacer Center- (888)-248-0822
  4. Youth Frontiers- 1-888-992-0222
  5. Jeremiah Project 51- (866) 721-7385

Online Organizations
The organizations below can help you with any questions or concerns about bullying situations. It easy as just clicking help on their websites.

  1. http://www.thetrevorproject.org/
  2. http://www.glsen.org/cgi-bin/iowa/all/home/index.html
  3. http://www.pacer.org/bullying/
  4. http://www.youthfrontiers.org/
  5. http://www.jeremiah51.com/