Violence: Bullying, etc.
Youth violence, including violence in schools, is a big public health problem because it affects many people – even beyond young people. Youth violence refers to harmful behaviors that may start in childhood and continue into young adulthood. It includes bullying, slapping, punching, weapon use, and rape. Victims can suffer serious injury, significant social and emotional damage, or even death. The young person can be a victim, an offender, or a witness to the violence - or a combination of these.
Find out more about bullying in our Violence channel.
Dealing with Bullying
One of the most painful aspects of bullying is that it is relentless. Most people can take one episode of teasing or name calling or being shunned at the mall. However, when it goes on and on, bullying can put a person in a state of constant fear. Guys and girls who are bullied may find their schoolwork and health suffering.
Find out more on our Dealing with Bullying page.