Be Unlimited is taking a major stand against bullying.  Our 3 On Bullying feature appears on the last Friday of every month.  Here, you’ll learn facts to keep you informed, skills to help you handle bullying situations, the support you need, and much more.

ONE: At least 100,000 students carry a gun to school.*  Most youth violence occurs on school grounds.  This puts all students at-risk.

TWO: Revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings.  A desire to get back at those who have hurt them, picked on them, made fun of them or bullied them causes many teenagers to turn to violence in their schools.

THREE: Studies show that being a victim of abuse at home or witnessing others being abused at home may lead to violence in school.  Violence is often a learned behavior.

When situations escalate to violence they can reach a point of no return.  Some instances of violence can be life-changing, or life-ending.  In either situation, there are never any winners, only people left to deal with the aftermath of something that could have been avoided.  Keep it here for ideas on how to address or avoid situations that have the potential to escalate to violence.  Find out how to help yourself.  Find out how to help someone you know.  Let’s put an end to violence.

Are you facing a problem right now?  There’s help at the end of the line when you call the Boys Town National Hotlinewhich is not just for boys, by the way. Whether you’re a child, teen or parent, they can help. 1-800-448-3000.  2NDFLOOR is a confidential and anonymous helpline for New Jersey’s youth and young adults.  If you need to talk about an issue or problem that you are facing, call 2NDFLOOR at (888) 222-2228.

Be Unlimited is taking a major stand against bullying.  We hope you are ready to stand with us. 

(*Source: The Bureau of Justice School Bullying Statistics.)

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  1. […] The Impact of Youth Violence (beunltd.com) Share this:EmailFacebookRedditDiggTwitterStumbleUponTumblrLike this:LikeBe the first to like this post. This entry was posted in Life and tagged Adolescence, High school, Youth. Bookmark the permalink. ← “X” is for X (Ten) ways to avoid the slush pile […]

  2. H. Steve says:

    Helping our kids to survive school violence is pivotal to saving them from the many acts of violence they may encounter in and outside of the classroom. Because school violence occurs at any school and any age we believe we need to teach survival skills at an early age. Let us prepare our kids to win and survive if violence does occur at their school. In response to this need to teach our young kids, my wife, Dr. Natalie Johnson-Leslie and I wrote a book to help kids survive. You may find more information at wwww.survivingschoolviolence.com

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