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Facts About Bullying

  • Bullying is the most common form of violence in our society; between 15% and 30% of students are bullies or victims.
  • Bullying is more dominant in boys than girls; however, this difference decreases when considering indirect aggression (such as verbal threats).
  • Between 1994 and 1999, there were 253 violent deaths in school, 51 casualties were the result of multiple death events.
  • It is an unacceptable anti-social behavior that is learned through influences in the environment, e.g., home, school, peer groups, even the media.
  • 25% of teachers see nothing wrong with bullying or putdowns and consequently intervene in only 4% of bullying incidents.

Kids who are bullied are more likely to experience :

  • Depression and anxiety, increased feelings of sadness and loneliness, changes in sleep and eating patterns, and loss of interest in activities (May persist into adulthood).
  • Decreased academic achievement—GPA and standardized test scores—and school participation. More likely to skip school.
  • A very small number of bullied children might retaliate through extremely violent measures. 12 out of 15 school shooting cases in the 1990s, the shooters had a history of being bullied.


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