- More than 1 out of every 5 students report they have been bullied.
- 64% of children who have been bullied didn’t report it.
- Children are often bullied for things they cannot change:
- 55% have been bullied on their appearance
- 37% have been bullied on their body shape
- 16% have been bullied on their race
These statistics are heartbreaking! Bullying is happening both traditionally and in the cyber world. While we cannot prevent every bullying occurrence, we can give our child a shield to protect them against bullies.
Imagine your precious child being bullied, but not being affected by it because they are so full of self-love.
Imagine them knowing without a doubt that no matter how a bully tries to torment them, it cannot penetrate their mind or spirit?
Imagine them realizing that their value doesn’t diminish no matter who sees it?
You can bully proof your child!
Peer Pressure Statistics
Children and teens are under an immense amount of pressure to do things that go against their moral compass. In an effort to become popular, they are willing to succumb to the pressure of drinking alcohol, doing drugs, having sex and more. Because their self-esteems are in question, they are willing to take the risk of giving into pressure to make themselves feel better. Because they want so desperately to fit in, they will give into pressures they believe will make them liked more. They are willing to lose their independence because they become too dependent on being liked.
Peer pressure often starts in middle school, though it can start younger. The sooner you work with your child on building their self-esteem, the longer you have to protect them against any pressure from peers. It’s best you start them as young as possible. Here are some staggering statistics: ·
- 23% of teen girls feel pressured to have sex.
- 33% of teen boys feel pressured to have sex.
- 55% of teens that tried drugs for the first time did so because they felt pressured by their friends.
- 70% of teens who smoke did so because their friends also smoke or gave them pressure to do so.
- 30% of 8th graders have tried illicit drugs.
- 51% of 8th graders have tried alcohol.
- The Mayo Clinic reports that children with friends who self-harm are more likely to self-harm.
- 2,500 teens daily abuse pain relievers for the first time.
You can get your child started on the path of self-love when they are younger, so they are less likely to become one of these statistics!