Thirty percent (30%) of U.S. students in grades six through ten are involved in moderate or frequent bullying — as bullies, as victims, or as both — according to the results of the first national survey on this subject.
Bullying is increasingly viewed as an important contributor to youth violence, including homicide and suicide. Case studies of the shooting at Colombine High School and other U.S. schools have suggested that bullying was a factor in many of the incidents.
RECENT STATISTICS SHOW THAT:
1 out of 4 kids is Bullied. The American Justice Department says that this month 1 out of every 4 kids will be abused by another youth.
Surveys Show That 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally, & physically.
In a recent study, 77% of the students said they had been bullied. And 14% of those who were bullied said they experienced severe (bad) reactions to the abuse.
1 out of 5 kids admits to being a bully, or doing some “Bullying.”
8% of students miss 1 day of class per month for fear of Bullies.
43% fear harassment in the bathroom at school.
100,000 students carry a gun to school.
28% of youths who carry weapons have witnessed violence at home.
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.
Playground statistics – Every 7 minutes a child is bullied. Adult intervention – 4%. Peer intervention – 11%. No intervention – 85%.
ACCORDING TO THE BUREAU OF JUSTICE STATISTICS – School Crime and Safety:
46% of males, and 26% of females reported they had been in physical fights.
Those in the lower grades reported being in twice as many fights as those in the higher grades. However, there is a lower rate of serious violent crimes in the elementary level than in the middle or high schools.
Teenagers say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings
— 87% said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them.”
— 86% said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools.
Students recognize that being a victim of abuse at home or witnessing others being abused at home may cause violence in school.
— 61% said students shoot others because they have been victims of physical abuse at home.
— 54% said witnessing physical abuse at home can lead to violence in school.
Students say their schools are not safe.
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