In today’s society, many school-aged children have to face daily challenges to make it through each day, even with normal school life. Add to this mix the terror of bullying that haunts many children in our country.
While many parents grew up with normal teasing and schoolyard fights, it has now escalated into destruction, emotional and bodily harm of such magnitude it is alarming. Bullying was first identified in the 1960’s but it was not coined and first looked at until the 1970’s. Most educators of the time were dismissing it as “Boys will be boys” as it has been since schools were first compulsory in the United States.
American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims.
Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center:
* 1 in 7 Students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.
* 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
* 15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school.
* 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
* 1 out of 20 students have seen a student with a gun at school.
* 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
CaptCaveman.net’s mission is to provide a cyber safe house. A place for bullied children to seek refuge with solutions, uplifting stories of bully victim triumphs, and be able to talk with someone who is going through the same thing. Captcaveman.net wants to coordinate with other agencies to provide help for both the bully and the victim. Yes, the bullies need help too. In many cases, bullies are victims themselves who lash out at others to vent the pain they are going through. Through donations and volunteers we can make a difference.