The Anti-Bullying Club was founded in October 2019 by Sydney Jo Washington. She saw a need to bring awareness to bullying because of an incident she witnessed at her school to another student. Anti-Bullying Club (ABC) was created to provide awareness and advocacy for students across America who may witness or experience bullying. We stand up for those who are not able to stand up for themselves. We provide bullying prevention education and advocacy by creating community service projects throughout the year and supporting local and statewide anti-bullying nonprofit organizations.
Bullying is Common
1 in 5 high school students reported
being bullied on school property in the last year. (2020)
Bullying is frequent
Bullying is among the most commonly reported
discipline problems in public schools. Nearly 14% of public schools report that
bullying happens at least once a week.
Bullying can happen online
Reports of cyberbullying among public school attending students are highest for middle school (33%), followed by high school (30%), combined schools (20%) and primary schools (5%).
Facts about Bullying
Bullying is a form of youth violence. CDC defines bullying as any unwanted aggressive behavior(s) by another youth or group of youths, who are not siblings or current dating partners, that involves an observed or perceived power imbalance and is repeated multiple times or is highly likely to be repeated. Bullying may inflict harm or distress on the targeted youth including physical, psychological, social, or educational harm.