- In our society, bullying is the most common form of violence.
- American schools hold 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims.
- One in seven students from grades K-12 are either bullies or victims of bullying.
- Nearly one-fourth of students from elementary through high school have reported that they have been harassed or bullied at school because of their race, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation or disability.
- Eighty-six percent of LGBT students said that they have experienced harassment in school.
- An estimated 160,000 children miss school every day because they fear attack or intimidation by bullies.
- Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.
- Fifty-four percent of students reported that witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to school violence.
- Each month, 282,000 students report being attacked in high schools throughout the nation.
- Victims of bullying are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than students who are not bullied.
- More than two-thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, and that adult help is infrequent and ineffective.
Friday, January 25, 2013
11 Facts about Bullying
11 Facts about Bullying: