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 Hotline, which 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.)