Unfortunately, bullying is a common occurrence. Bullying occurs once every 7 minutes on the playground and once every 25 minutes in the classroom (Pepler et al., 1997). Bullying comes in many different forms, direct and indirect (see graph). Bullying is hurtful and harmful and is NOT a normal part of growing up. If your child is being bullied, act now!
Children don’t always speak up when they’re being bullied. A change in your child’s behavior may be a clue that they are being bullied.