Over 160,000 students refuse to go to school everyday because they are afraid they will be bullied.
- According to a SAFE survey, teens in grades 6-10, are the most likely to be involved in bullying activities.
About 80% of students in high school have encountered bullying in some way online.
About 56% of students have witnessed a bullying crime take place while at school.
There are about 71% of students that report bullying as an ongoing problem.
There is a relationship between bullying or being bullied and other types of violence, including suicide, fighting, and carrying weapons
About 42 percent of kids have been bullied while online with one in four being
verbally attacked more than once.
- Over 80 percent of teens use a cell phone regularly, making it the most popular form of technology and a common medium for cyber bullying
About half of young people have experienced some form of cyber bullying, and 10 to 20 percent experience it regularly
Mean, hurtful comments and spreading rumors are the most common type of cyber bullying
Girls are at least as likely as boys to be cyber bullies or their victims
Boys are more likely to be threatened by cyber bullies than girls
Cyber bullying affects all races
- Over half, about 56 percent, of all students have witnesses a bullying crime take place while at school.
- A reported 15 percent of all students who don't show up for school report it to being out of fear of being bullied while at school.
- There are about 71 percent of students that report bullying as an on-going problem.
- Along that same vein, about one out of every 10 students drops out or changes schools because of repeated bullying.
- One out of every 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school.
- Some of the top years for bullying include 4th through 8th graders in which 90 percent were reported as victims of some kind of bullying.
- Other recent bullying statistics reveal that 54 percent of students reported that witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to violence in school.
- Among students of all ages, homicide perpetrators were found to be twice as likely as homicide victims to have been bullied previously by their peers.
- There are about 282,000 students that are reportedly attacked in high schools throughout the nation each month.
- Source: Olweus Research