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Nationwide Bullying Statistics

Nationwide Bullying Statistics

  • Every 7 minutes a child is bullied; 85% of the time, there is no intervention of any kind
  • Each day, 160,000 students miss school due to bullying
  • Bullying is a leading factor in suicide among kids 11-16 years old
  • By age 24, 60% of bullies have been charged with a crime
  • 34% of all children report being bullied regularly at least several times a year
  • 86% of children aged 12-15 report at least some form of bullying has interfered with their studies moderately or severely
  • 43% of middle school children avoid the bathroom and locker rooms at all costs due to certainty of being bullied
  • 1 of every 4 children is more than occasionally cyber-bullied
  • More 25 million families are currently traumatized by bullying in the U.S. today
  • When polled, 98% of students indicated that they want teachers to intervene
  • According to a 2011 Harvard School of Health Study, male bullies are nearly four times as likely as non-bullies to grow up to physically or sexually abuse their female partners
  • In schools where there are antibullying programs, bullying is reduced by 50%
  • Bullying was a factor in 2/3 of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the US Secret Service
  • Recent bullying studies have found that schools that had a more intense bullying atmosphere, passing rates on standardized tests in such subjects as algebra, earth science and world history were 3 to 6% lower

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For more articals on bullying, see www.solutionsforbullying.com
For more statistics and current legislative info, see http://bullypolice.org,http://youth.org and http://bullying.gov.

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