Working to Prevent Bullying in Saratoga County
Bullying can happen anywhere. Many children and teens are regular victims of bullying, which can lead to serious emotional scarring and problems with the victim’s self-esteem and self-image. Our goal is to help teens, families, schools, and communites get the education and help they need to prevent kids from being bullied.
GREAT thanks to the Renegade Pigs-MC Saratoga Chapter for their support and generous donation that will allow us to continue our bullying prevention outreach. True heroes don’t wear capes-they ride motorcycles!
- Nearly 1 in 3 students (27.8%) report being bullied during the school year (National Center for Educational Statistics, 2013).
- More than half of bullying situations (57 percent) 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).
- Students who experience bullying are at increased risk for depression, anxiety, sleep difficulties, and poor school adjustment (Center for Disease Control, 2012).
- Students who bully others are at increased risk for substance use, academic problems, and violence later in adolescence and adulthood (Center for Disease Control, 2012).