Bullying Facts, the Numbers!

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Several reports claim that 60% of boys who bullied from first grade through ninth grade were convicted of at least one crime by age 24 and 40% and had three or more convictions by age 24; today’s bullies can be tomorrow’s criminals, those are the bullying facts!


Facts about Bullying: Only 1 in 10 victims of cyber-bullying tell a parent.

Research shows that half of all children are bullied at some time during their school years. More than 10% of school students are bullied regularly.

Thirty percent of students who say they have been bullied said they sometimes had brought weapons to school, all school shootings were related to bullying in one way or another.


Bullying Facts: Cyber-bullying can be very different from bullying for several reasons.

First, victims can often not really know the bully. Second, cyber-bullying can go viral in seconds and is hard to erase. Third, it is easier to be cruel using technology because you can’t see the face of the person you are bullying.

 

Bullying Facts Infographic

Cyber Bullying Facts
Cyber Bullying Facts

Bullying Facts: According to disability, harassment, civil, and criminal laws, bullying can easily become a crime!

Bullying Facts:“Bully-victims” are students who started out as victims then projected the same actions on new targets.

CyberBullying Facts Infographic

10 Facts about Cyber Bullying
10 Facts about Cyber Bullying

Even More Bullying Facts!

  • Parents are usually unaware of what is happening on both ends; children are very unlikely to confide in their parents out of embarrassment and anxiety of their intervention; that’s why if a parent suspects that their child is being harassed, the best approach would be to start a casual, informal conversation.
  • An estimated 40%-75% of bullying in schools takes place during breaks, such as during recess, at lunchtime, in the hallways, or in the restrooms. These are the times in which a target most likely needs to seek refuge, and which the school needs to be most alert.this is one of the important bullying facts.
  • The average bullying episode lasts only 37 seconds. Teachers notice or intervene in only one in 25 incidents.
  • Researchers note that the 6th grade is the worst year for bullying.
  • As for astounding bullying facts, according to the website, Dosomething.org , 3.2 million students are the victims of bullying each year. About 160,000 teenagers will skip school each day because of bullying. Unfortunately 1 out of every 10 students will eventually drop out of school because of continued bullying. Bullying has even been linked to the majority of school shootings. With facts as devastating as these, eliminating bullying should be a goal every school system is constantly working toward.
  • Sometimes bullying in school involves physical bullying. This type of bullying often involves physical actions such as punching, hitting, tripping, or pushing. Physical bullying peaks during the middle school years. Since children are so physically active at young ages teachers need to be able to discern between rough-house types of playing and actual bullying. Children whose appearance is different or perceived as inferior to others are more often targets of bullies. Those who are obese, disabled, or even suffer from food allergies tend to be victims. The National Association of School Psychologists have reported that signs of being a victim of bullying may include a child who fears going to school, a child who says no one likes him or her, and a child that demonstrates low self-esteem or no self-confidence.

Shocking Bullying Facts

  • Each year there are more than 3.2 million students who are the victims of a bully
  • Bullying is the reason about 160,000 teens skip school each day
  • It is estimated that about 1 out of every 10 students drop out of school due to being repeatedly bullied
  • 90% of all students in grades 4th through 8th have reported being a victim of bullying
  • 75% of school shooting incidents has been linked to bullying and harassment
  • Studies have shown that physical bullying rises in elementary school, has a peak in middle school and slightly declines in high school, however, verbal abuse is consistent throughout
  • A survey in 2009 found that 9 out of every 10 LGBT students reported experiencing verbal harassment in the previous school year, because of their sexual orientation
  • 1 out of every 4 teachers do not see anything wrong with bullying and only intervene about 4% of the time
  • About 56% of all students have personally witnessed bullying of some form while at school
  • In grades K through 12, 1 out of every 7 students has either been a victim of bullying or is a bully
  • Approximately 71% of all students report bullying incidents are a problem at their school
  • More than 2/3 of all students think their school has a poor response to bullying and a high percentage of them believe that adults infrequently help and if they do, it is ineffective.

Bullying Facts and Autism 

* 61% of parents of autistic children said their child was being bullied because of their autism related condition. 

* 73% of parents asked said schools either didn’t handle the situation at all or handled it poorly when it comes to bullying Autistic Children.

* 89% said their autistic children were terrified of the aspect of spending time with their schoolmates outside of school hours.


Facts about Bullying LGBT Children:

* 20% of UK LGBT Bullied students surveyed have attempted suicide at least once.

* 57% were ‘outed’ as lesbian, gay or bisexual (LGB)

* 78% experienced rumors and/or gossip about them and 73% experienced name calling.

* 65% of the respondents said they felt less confident, 53% reported feelings of depression and an astounding 33% thought of committing suicide.


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Don’t let your child become a statistic, help end bullying by learning more about bullying facts and anti bullying groups and also Discover helpful anti bullying sites!

Further reading:

Cyber Bullying Facts in The United Kingdom
The Real Truth About Physical Bullying Facts
The Facts About Bullying Suicide

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