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“Your heart’s pounding, you sweat, and you feel like you’re going to vomit…” Tom Cruise

Tom Cruise is far from the only celebrity to overcome bullying to attain huge success. If bullying is a problem for many in high school, it is even more of a problem for those who are different – which often means those who are particularly gifted in some way. What a bully makes a curse may later turn to be a great gift. But too many young people give up before that can happen, turning to substance abuse or even suicide. This collection of monologues looks at this national problem from the point of view of the victims and the bullies.  These monologues bring a powerful message for both adults and teens. Rated PG – 13.

Join our ACTeen theatre troupe Friday May, 11th at 7:00 pm as they share a stage reading of monologues from Bullies: Monologues on Bullying for Teens and Adults by Jim Chevallier

Donations will be accepted at the door.

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National Statistics

  • Been Bullied

    • 28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying.
    • 20% of U.S. students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying.
  • Bullied Others

    • Approximately 30% of young people admit to bullying others in surveys.
  • Seen Bullying

    • 70.6% of young people say they have seen bullying in their schools.
    • 70.4% of school staff have seen bullying. 62% witnessed bullying two or more times in the last month and 41% witness bullying once a week or more.
    • When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time.
  • Been Cyberbullied

    • 9% of students in grades 6–12 experienced cyberbullying.
      • 15% of high school students (grades 9–12) were electronically bullied in the past year.
      • However, 55.2% of LGBTQ students experienced cyberbullying.
  • How Often Bullied

    • In one large study, about 49% of children in grades 4–12 reported being bullied by other students at school at least once during the past month, whereas 30.8% reported bullying others during that time.
    • Defining “frequent” involvement in bullying as occurring two or more times within the past month, 40.6% of students reported some type of frequent involvement in bullying, with 23.2% being the youth frequently bullied, 8.0% being the youth who frequently bullied others, and 9.4% playing both roles frequently.
  • Types of Bullying

    • The most common types of bullying are verbal and social. Physical bullying happens less often. Cyberbullying happens the least frequently.
    • According to one large study, the following percentages of middle schools students had experienced these various types of bullying: name calling (44.2 %); teasing (43.3 %); spreading rumors or lies (36.3%); pushing or shoving (32.4%); hitting, slapping, or kicking (29.2%); leaving out (28.5%); threatening (27.4%); stealing belongings (27.3%); sexual comments or gestures (23.7%); e-mail or blogging (9.9%).
  • Where Bullying Occurs

    • Most bullying takes place in school, outside on school grounds, and on the school bus. Bullying also happens wherever kids gather in the community. And of course, cyberbullying occurs on cell phones and online.
    • According to one large study, the following percentages of middle schools students had experienced bullying in these various places at school: classroom (29.3%); hallway or lockers (29.0%); cafeteria (23.4%); gym or PE class (19.5%); bathroom (12.2%); playground or recess (6.2%).
  • How Often Adult Notified

    • Only about 20 to 30% of students who are bullied notify adults about the bullying.