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What We Know About Bullying - Tip Sheet


Bullying is an intentional, aggressive and repeated behavior that involves an imbalance of power or strength.
The various forms of Bullying are:

  • Physical
  • Verbal
  • Emotional
  • Sexual
  • Racist Bullying
  • Cyberbullying
  • Hazing

We also know that Bullying is a problem that affects millions of students of all races and classes. 1 out of 4 kids is bullied and 42% of kids have been bullied while online. Child and teen Bullying and Cyber-bullying are at an all-time high. Some kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them. It has everyone worried. Not just the kids on its receiving end, but the parents, teachers and others who may not understand how extreme bullying can get.

  • 1 out of 4 kids is Bullied
  • 9 out of 10 LGBT students experienced harassment at school
  • Child and teen Bullying and Cyberbullying are at an all-time high
  • Some kids are so tormented that suicide has become an alternative for them
  • 1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some "Bullying"
  • 8% of students miss at least 1 day of class per month for fear of Bullies
  • 43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school
  • A poll of teens ages 12-17 proved that they think violence increased at their schools
  • 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month
  • More youth violence occurs on school grounds as opposed to on the way to school
  • 80% of the time, an argument with a bully will end up in a physical fight
  • 1/3 of students surveyed said they heard another student threaten to kill someone
  • 2 out of 3 say they know how to make a bomb, or know where to get the information to do it
  • Playground statistics - Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention -4% Peer intervention - 11%. No intervention - 85%.

What We Know About Cyberbullying

  • Depending on the age group, up to 40% of students say they have been digitally harassed
  • 35% of kids have been threatened online. Nearly 1 in 5 have had it happen more than once
  • 21% of kids have received mean or threatening e-mail or other messages
  • 58% of kids admit someone has said mean or hurtful things to them online. More than 4 out of 10 say it has happened more than   once
  • 53% of kids admit having said something mean or hurtful to another person online. More than 1 in 3 have done it more than once.
  • 58% have not told their parents or an adult about something mean or hurtful that happened to them online