Bullying

Although media reports often call unwanted, aggressive behavior among young adults "bullying" this is not exactly accurate. Many state and federal laws address bullying-like behaviors in this age group under very serious terms, such as hazing, harassment, and stalking.   Many of these behaviors are considered crimes under state and federal law and may trigger serious consequences after the age of 18.

 Victims of bullying suffer from a wide range of psychological and school-related problems, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic absences, and trouble concentrating.  If you or someone you know is a victim of bullying, you are not alone.  There are a number of resources you/they can use to get help.  To learn more, see the links below that will provide more information about bullying in general and the resources that are available.

Sources - www.stopbullying.gov, http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/newsroom/factsheets/ojpfs_bullying.html