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The national statistics on bullying are scary!! When you click on the link below to see the stats, keep in mind that there are approximately 50 MILLION kids enrolled in public schools nationwide this year. If 22% of those students have experienced some form of bullying, we are looking at 11 MILLION students being impacted by this in some way or another. When reading the information in the link below, remember that approximately 220,000 teachers were reported as being victims of assault by students in one school year and over 400,000 teachers reported receiving threats of violence from students in that same school year. The numbers are disturbing.

Again, we can keep talking about guns, but these numbers prove that they are not the issue. We have to address the problems at home, parenting, morals, values, their life experiences, and adverse childhood experiences. Until we address these issues, we will have problems in our schools.

http://www.pacer.org/bullying/resources/stats.asp

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