Why Stop Bullying?
•Bullies are five times as likely to become adult criminals as their non-bully peers.
•Victims of bullying are more likely to be depressed adults.
Preventing bullying improves school climate
Effects of Bullying on the school:
•Interferes with student learning
•Creates a climate of fear and disrespect
•Tension and intimidation reduces engagement in learning
•Students may perceive lack of control or caring on behalf of the adults in the building
•Has serious effects on school retention and further education
•Increased levels of absenteeism