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Facts About Bullying

About 47 teens are bullied every five minutes.

Every 30 minutes a teenager attempts suicide due to bullying.

The leading cause of death among children under the age of 14 is suicide.

Almost half of all students fear harassment or bullying in the bathroom.

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

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

282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.

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

It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students.

Over 3.2 million students are victims of bullying each year.

1 out 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying.

Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.

Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school.  Verbal abuse, on the other hand, remains constant.


Sources:
National Institutes of Health
National Education Association
National Association of School Psychologists








   
 
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