BULLYING OR HARASSMENT CAN HAPPEN TO ANY STUDENT
All it takes to become a target of bullying is for a student to be perceived as different, offbeat or not conforming to what’s “normal”. When students are bullied because of legally protected characteristics, such as disability, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender or race, the behavior is considered harassment. Research shows that students are bullied for all kinds of differences.
Without intervention, students who fall into the roles of bully or target are at higher risk for truancy, mental health challenges, drug and alcohol abuse and suicide. In schools where bullying and harassment are tolerated, fear, aggression and violence can become the cultural norm.
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