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Standing Up to Bullying is Everyone's Job

by Emily Roberts | Nov 16, 2012

Bullying is when a person or group of people intentionally act in a way that is emotionally, physically, or socially harmful towards another person on a repeated basis. 20% of students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying and 28% of students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying.  

Read a real story from one our clients (names have been changed):

Amy was a client of The Family Place (TFP) about 7 years ago. She stayed in the shelter for 30 days with her 3 kids, and then the whole family participated in Outreach counseling for almost 2 years.

A few months ago, Amy contacted TFP to get help for her daughter, Tina - now 13 - because she is being bullied. Tina recently told Amy that the bullying has been going on for years. Amy said the experience is "crushing Tina's spirit," and recently Tina remarked that it might be easier if she "weren't on this earth" any longer. Amy realized it was serious, and called TFP for help because she said she trusted us. TFP helped her tremendously in the past, and gave her so much support and skills. She knows her daughter needs that now.

Tina is coming to the Be Project office for 1:1 counseling. Amy drives her all the way from Lewisville.

Standing Up to bullying is everyone's job. Continue talking with peers and others in your community about how we can end bullying. Read the Pledge and share how many students signed it.

Learn more about how to Stand Up Against Bullying on The Family Place Be Project website.

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