Bullying quote #1: “A lot of parents think that bullying is a problem, but not their kid’s problem.” - Elizabeth Englander, founder of the Massachusetts Aggression Reduction Center and professor at Bridgewater State University (quoted in Hampson, 2010, p. 2A)
Bullying quote #2: “After many years of research, we have learned that bullying in our schools and in our society is a much more damaging and dangerous experience for children than we ever suspected. Unfortunately, it's much more widespread and is occurring at an earlier age than ever before.” - Malcolm L. Smith (2010, p. 2)
Bullying quote #3: “(Bullying) poisons the educational environment and affects the learning of every child.” - Bullying specialist Dan Olweus (quoted in Starr, 2003)
Bullying quote #4: “Being bullied can have traumatic consequences for a child, leading to poor school performance, low self-esteem, anxiety, and even depression.” - David Fassler, clinical professor of psychiatry at the University of Vermont (quoted in Colino, 2010)
Bullying quote #5: “Bullying is not the same old issue it used to be. With social networking and computers and cellphones it’s become an around the clock problem. It's now a health issue." -Kevin Jacobsen, who lost his 14-year-old son, Kameron, to a bullying-related suicide. Tragically, Kevin also took his own life as the one-year anniversary of his son's death approached, illustrating the ripple effects of bullying.
Bullying quote #6: “Whoever said words can't hurt was never the pariah of a group of teen girls. From the clothes I wore to the chest I lacked, I was told daily how ‘ugly’ I was. My parents helped me see I had the power to just walk away from my bullies. And I learned that life does get a lot better.” - Annie, 25, an author in Chicago (Weller, 2011, p. 18)
Bullying quote #7: “It's not that bullying is any worse today. The impulse for cruelty is the same impulse. The only difference is that the tools to achieve that have become more sophisticated.” - Jodee Blanco, anti-bullying activist/author (Kornblum, 2008)