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Statistic says that 20% of students between the ages of 12-18 are bullied nationwide! However, bullying is not just limited to that age range. Boys and girls can be bullies.
Bullies might make fun of others for many things, including:
- Appearance (how someone looks)
- Behavior (how someone acts)
- Race or religion
- Social status (whether someone is popular)
- Sexual orientation such as being gay, lesbian, or transgender
Bullying can come in different types:
- Physical bullying is when bullies physically hurt you. This can include shoving, punching, or hitting. Any form of touching that a person does not want can be bullying and possiblesexual assault.
- Verbal bullying is taunting or teasing someone.
- Psychological bullying is gossiping or excluding people to make them feel bad about themselves.
- Cyberbullying is when bullies use the internet and social media and say things that they might not say in person. This can include sending mean texts, posting insults and rude comments to someone on social media. Cyberbullies might post personal information, pictures, or videos to hurt or embarrass someone.
Effects of bullying:
Are you or anybody you know of being bullied?Whether it is verbal, physical or social bullying, reach out to Ask Simi for guidance and help with how to deal with a bully.
In the meantime, here are some tips with how to deal with a bully:
- Talk to an adult
- Talk to the bully
- Be confident
- Ignore the bully
- Surround yourself with your real friends and support each other
In the US, more than 42 million Americans have student loan debt. Meanwhile, the average debt per student rose by 5 percent in 2018 to nearly $40,000.
The United States has the largest combined number of Sugar Daddy and Sugar Mommy relationships.
Sugar Daddies – 1,982,303 Sugar Mommies – 356,098 Sugar Baby Females – 8,389,012 Sugar Baby Males – 3,092,812
Excessive drinking is responsible for more than 4,300 deaths EACH YEAR among underage kids in the US. More than 90% of this alcohol is consumed in the form of binge drinks. The 2017Youth Risk Behavior Survey found that among high school students, during the past 30 days
- 30% drank some amount of alcohol.
- 14% binge drank.
- 6% drove after drinking alcohol.
- 17% rode with a driver who had been drinking alcohol.
- School absences and poor grades
- Legal issues, arrests, getting insured, hurting others, drunk driving,
- Unprotected sex, pregnancy, sexual assaults
- Suicidal thoughts, abuse of drugs, death from alcohol poisoning, drowning
- Changes in development, memory problems
Clothing for young girls has become overly sexualized. Last year, a study found that 30 percent of children’s clothing at major retailers had sexualized characteristics. Abercrombie Kids had the highest proportion of sexualized kids’ clothes, with 72 percent of preteen clothing featuring sexualized aspects, such as slinky material or a revealing cut. Even going as far as offering push up bras to 7 year olds in their summer bathing suits. Hollywood, the modeling industry and the internet are to blame.
Most of the time girls wear these type of clothes because of the pressure to fit in.
Poor body image. Among girls aged 11 through 17, the number one wish is to lose weight which in turn leads to anorexia, bulimia and purging. Increased sexual activity among pre teens and teens. Over 1 million teens become pregnant each year!
Gone are the days that we can do stupid things and not wake up to see it on the internet. In this attention seeking, social media hungry world, everyone is a target. All it takes is a smartphone to turn your stupid decision into public shame.
Lives destroyed for the child as it is for the parent.