American Karate Institute
Learning Martial Arts Can Help Prevent Bullying
October is National Bullying Prevention Month, time dedicated to teachers, students, and martial arts schools to work together to end bullying.
Statistics show, “that nearly 30% of students in 6th through 12th grades report being the victims of bullying. More than 70% of students in those same grades say they’ve seen bullying at their schools.”
StopBullying.gov says bullying is behavior that includes:
AN IMBALANCE OF POWER:
Kids who bully use power to harm or control others. Power can come in the form of physical strength, access to embarrassing information.
Bullying behavior happens more than once, or has the potential to repeat.
Bullying most often occurs in school, on the bus, and online through social media apps. The three main types of bullying are verbal, social and physical. Here are some examples of what the different types of bullying can look like: