''Bullying is the use of force or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or to aggressively impose a certain type of domination over others. The behavior is often repeated and habitual. The people that are bullying are called bullies. The people that are being bullied are called victims.Bullying is mostly done in the United States. 1 of 4 kids are bullied.'' - from Wikipedia
''Cyber bullying is bullying done through technology. 52% of students have reported that they have been cyber bullied.'' - from Wikipedia
A lot of kids and teens have attempted suicide because they were bullied. Some achieved some didn't. ''About 4400 kids attempt suicide because of bullying. 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide. A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying.According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying.'' - from Bullying Statistics
The victim here has had enough of the bully and stood up for himself and has been a great risk-taker. He has been on the news a lot and has even met Justin Bieber! The bully's friends posted this video. There are videos of when the bully was interviewed.
These kids watched the video and talked about it. They gave really mature and serious answers. As you can see some of them were also bullied. So they respected the victim in the video.
1. ''Research shows that half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years. More than 10% are bullied regularly.'' -American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
2. ''More parents are allowing their young children to undergo plastic surgery to combat bullying. For example, Samantha Shaw, a 1st grader, underwent surgery to get her ears pinned back to prevent her from being bullied.'' -Kane Kristin
3. ''The word “bully” was first used in 1530 and originally applied to both genders and meant “sweetheart.” It is from the Dutch boel, meaning “lover” or “brother.” Around the seventeenth century, the term began to mean “fine fellow,” “blusterer,” and then “harasser of the weak.''-Online Etymology Dictionary
4.''Over 30% of children who suffer a food allergy report having been bullied at school''. -American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
5.''Girls bully in groups more than boys do.'' -Hamilton, Jill. Ed. 2008
6. ''Every day, 160,000 students skip school because they are afraid they will be bullied.''-How to Stop Bullying
In this link you can read all about her: Girl’s Suicide Points to Rise in Apps Used by Cyberbullies
A memorial for 12-year-old Rebecca Sedwick has sprouted at the abandoned cement plant in Lakeland, Fla., where she committed suicide.
So please stop bullying. If you ever get bullied, tell an adult.