Bullying among adolescents can take many forms. As children get older, how they bully becomes more sophisticated and harder to identify. In addition to taunting, threats or physical attacks, the rise of social media has introduced another category of bullying – cyberbullying. As teens have more and more access to social media, gaming and the internet, bullies use these platforms to harass and humiliate others. Find programs and resources in Stark County to help support young people who are affected by bullying.
Gang activity has been steadily increasing over the past 25 years, and in Stark County, our schools are no exception. In fact, gangs can affect any school – big or small, private or public, suburban or urban. Fortunately, local school officials are taking steps to control gang activity and are making valuable contributions to reducing the problem.Read more
Bullying can happen to anyone, and it’s important to remember that it’s not your fault. It can be emotional, like when someone uses unkind words or spreads rumors about you, or physical acts of fighting, tripping or hitting. When bullying happens online, it is considered cyberbullying. No matter how it happens, it is important that you report bullying to a trusted adult.Read more Emergency
While it may be easier to wait for someone else to take action, stepping up to report bullying could be an important way to prevent future harm. If someone you care about is being bullied or is bullying others, there are steps you can take to intervene. Together, we can help put an end to bullying in Stark County.Read more Emergency
Is someone you know feeling pressure to join a local gang? Are you being enticed or maybe even threatened to become a recruit yourself? Even though gang involvement may seem like it provides safety, protection and a sense of belonging, the truth is that gangs are dangerous and can limit your future success. Remember, you do have a choice, and there’s a community of support behind you.Read more Emergency
When children are being bullied, they don’t always ask for help. Luckily, there are warning signs you can look for if you think someone you know might be at risk. By recognizing the common behaviors of bullying victims, you will be better prepared to act and advocate on their behalf.Read more Emergency