Friday, January 25, 2013

11 Facts about Bullying

11 Facts about Bullying:

  1. In our society, bullying is the most common form of violence.
  2. American schools hold 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims.
  3. One in seven students from grades K-12 are either bullies or victims of bullying.
  4. 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.
  5. Eighty-six percent of LGBT students said that they have experienced harassment in school.
  6. An estimated 160,000 children miss school every day because they fear attack or intimidation by bullies.
  7. Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.
  8. Fifty-four percent of students reported that witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to school violence.
  9. Each month, 282,000 students report being attacked in high schools throughout the nation.
  10. Victims of bullying are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than students who are not bullied.
  11. More than two-thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly to bullying, and that adult help is infrequent and ineffective.

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