Bullying for Girls

Menstuff® has compiled the following information on Bullying for Girls.

What is bullying?
Why do young women bully?
Why do young women get bullied?
What is cyber-bullying? Many teens today, especially girls, use technology to bully others. In fact, one study found that twice as many girls as boys had bullied someone online. 20/20 did a special on this back in late 2006.
How can bullying hurt you?
Can being the bully hurt you?
How can you stop bullying?
What is hazing? Are you a bully? Take this quiz and find out
Are you being bullied? Take this quiz and find out
Bullying resources for Parents & Caregivers
Bullying resources for Educators
For more information...girlshealth.gov Glossary
Crossing the Line 62 page pdf file on Sexual Harassment at School
Movie - Mean Girls
YouTube - Girls Gone Wild
Related Issues: Bullying, Hazing

Why do young women bully?


Young women tease one another, spread rumors, and pick fights to be mean. Why? For most people, bullying is a way to feel better about themselves, feel important, and control other people. Young women also think they will be popular if they make fun of others and spread gossip. What they don’t know is that bullying is not cool! See www.girlshealth.gov/bullying/whybully.htm

Young women bully:

Are you a bully? Take this quiz and find out.

Pick the correct answer for each question.

Do you make mean faces or bad hand signs to others?

Yes
No

Do you spread rumors or say mean things about others behind their back?

Yes
No

Do you make fun of or tease other teens often?

Yes
No

Do you whisper secrets to a friend in front of another person and then not share the secret with him or her on purpose?

Yes
No

Have you purposely not invited someone to hang out with you and your friends?

Yes
No

Have you been or are you currently part of a clique that is exclusive about whom you can and cannot be friends with and has not let others join?

Yes
No

Do you often make fun of others because they are "different" from you or your friends? (Example: they have glasses, ugly clothes, bad hair, or a different race/ethnicity or religion).

Yes
No

Have you hazed another member of your sports team?

Yes
No

Have you ever threatened to hurt someone?

Yes
No

Have you ever punched, shoved, or hit another boy or girl?

Yes
No

 

Are you being bullied? Take this quiz and find out.

Has someone made faces or bad hand signs to you?

Yes
No

Have other people spread rumors about you or said mean things about you?

Yes
No

Do others tease you?

Yes
No

Do people often whisper in front of you?

Yes
No

Have you been left out of games, activities, or eating lunch with other people?

Yes
No

Has a clique left you out and not let you be part of their clique?

Yes
No

Have you been made fun of because of your clothes, your hair, your glasses, your race or ethnicity, or your religion?

Yes
No

Have you been hazed on a sports team?

Yes
No

Has someone threatened to hurt you?

Yes
No

Has someone pushed, shoved, or hit you?

Yes
No

Source: www.girlshealth.gov/bullying/index.htm

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