Bullying – Part II

Bullying has become an epidemic that affects not only children, but parents, teachers and the community.

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  • One in seven students in grades K-12 are either a bully or have been a victim of bullying.
  • An estimated 160,000 U.S. children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students.
  • 83% of girls and 79% of boys report experiencing harassment.
  • Six out of ten teenagers say they witness bullying in school once a day.
  • 35% of kids have been threatened online.
  • Nearly nine out of ten LGBTQ youth report being verbally harassed at school in the past year
    because of their sexual orientation.
  • 57% of boys and girls reported being bullied because of religious or cultural differences.
  • Bullies often go on to perpetrate violence later in life: 40% of boys identified as bullies in
    grades six through nine had three or more arrests by age 30.
  • One out of every ten students who drop out of school do so because of repeated incidents of bullying.
  • 75% of shooting incidents at schools have been linked to bullying or harassment.
  • 64% of children who are bullied do not report it.
  • Nearly 70% of students think schools respond poorly to bullying.

Continued next week…

Bullying Series:

 

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