Bullying is a form of child abuse and roughly 4 out of 10 children will drop out of high school this year because they are being bullied at school or abused at home and abuse is never the victim's fault. School bullying and cyberbullying are increasingly viewed as an important contributor to youth violence, including homicide and suicide.
There are several types of bullying that impacts our youth to include: verbal, social/emotional, physical and cyberbullying. Girls most often resort to social exclusion when bullying. As a female, I find this very disheartening. Social exclusion happens when a group leaves another person out on purpose, when someone spreads rumors or gossips about another person or when someone tries to break up friendships of another person. Let's get it together girls! Whatever happened to girl power and trying to build each other up instead of tearing each other down. We need to instill in our young ladies the power of sticking together and empowering each other. In a world where we have to work even harder to prove ourselves, social exclusion is not the answer.