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Over 81 % of teens admit that bullying is easier to get away with online.  About 20 % of kids that are cyber bullied think about suicide.

Kids who are obese, gay, or have disabilities are up to 63% more likely to be bullied than other children


Bullying Statistics

  • Every 7 MINUTES a child is bullied. How often is there some type of intervention?

  • Adult intervention: 4%

  • Peer intervention: 11%

  • No intervention: 85%

  • Biracial and multiracial youth are more likely to be victimized than youth who identify with a single race.

  • Bullied students tend to grow up more socially anxious, with less self-esteem and require more mental health services throughout life.

  • Only 7% of U.S. parents are worried about cyberbullying; yet 33% of teenagers have been victims of cyberbullying.

  • Kids who are obese, gay, or have disabilities are up to 63% more likely to be bullied than other children.

  • 1 MILLION SCHOOL AGED children were harassed, threatened or subjected to other forms of cyberbullying on FACEBOOK during the past year.

  • 86% of students said that they believe other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them is the reason students turn to lethal violence in schools.

  • 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying.

  • More than 3.2M students report being bullied each year.

  • Roughly 160,000 students don't attend school each day due to bullying.

  • 1 in 7 Students in Grades K-12 is either a bully or a victim of bullying.

  • 1 in 4 teachers don't see bullying as a problem.

  • 90% of 4th through 8th graders report they have been bullied.

  • 1 in 20 students drop out of school due to being bullied.

  • Physical bullying is most prevalent in middle school.

  • 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.

  • It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students (National Education Association).

  • American schools harbor approximately 2.1 million bullies and 2.7 million of their victims (Dan Olweus, National School Safety Center).

  • 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.



California - The authors used the data to estimate the total number of absences for seventh- through 12th-grade students statewide, roughly 631,000 per month. Because California allocates funding by the average number of students in classrooms, absenteeism cuts into funding when students skip.

According to the survey,

  1. 10.4 percent of students statewide reported missing at least one school day in the last month because they felt unsafe.

  2. Roughly half of the students also said they experienced bullying because of race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability.

The researchers found that $77.9 million of the overall cost could be tied to bullying based on race or ethnicity, $62.7 million for sexual orientation, $54.5 million each for gender and religion and $49 million for disabilities. The numbers add up to more than $276 million because some students reported being picked on for multiple reasons.

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