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Stand UNited Against Bullying

UFRSD Stands UNited Against Bullying - "DON'T BE A ZEBRA!" - Dr. Fowlin

Stand Up - A poem by Danielle Gagliardi (former AHS Student)

Fight for my rights

Fight for my safety

Fight to become myself again

To break free from my penetrable shell

Stop! Enough is enough!

My life is for me

I will not be bullied anymore.

Some alarming statistics from the National Crime Prevention Center include:

  • Bullying Statistics:
    • Nearly 1 in 3 students (27.8%) report being bullied during the school year (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2013).
    • 19.6% of high school students in the US report being bullied at school in the past year.  14.8% reported being bullied online (Centers for Disease Control, 2014).
    • 64 percent of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36 percent reported the bullying (Petrosina, Guckenburg, DeVoe and Hanson, 2010).
    • More than half of bullying situations (57%) stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the student being bullied (Hawkins, Pepler, and Craig, 2001).
    • School-based bullying prevention programs decrease bullying by up to 25% (McCallion and Feder, 2013).
    • The reasons for being bullied reported most often by students were looks (55%), body shape (37%), and race (16%) (Davis and Nixon, 2010).

UFRSD will do everything we can to support and educate our parents and students regarding the growing issue of bullying. Please see some of the resources listed below. If you need more information, please contact Mark Guterl, Anti-Bullying Coordinator for UFRSD at guterlm@ufrsd.net.

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