Facts About School Bullying
The NCES report reveals that
• There is noticeably more bullying in middle school (grades 6, 7, and 8) than in senior high school
• Emotional bullying is the most prevalent type of bullying, with pushing/shoving/tripping/spitting on someone being second
• Cyberbullying is —for the middle grade levels—the least prominent type of bullying, but it is greater in the last three years of high school than in grades 6-9.
• Most school bullying occurs inside the school, a lesser amount on school property, and even less on the school bus. The least occurs in other areas.
• Middle school students, and particularly sixth graders, were most likely to be bullied on the bus.
• Sixth graders were the most likely students to sustain an injury from bullying, with middle schoolers more likely to be injured than high school students and the percentage going down every grade from 6 to 12.
• Victims of bullying display a range of responses, even many years later, such as:
1. Low self-esteem
2. Difficulty in trusting others
3. Lack of assertiveness
5. Difficulty controlling anger
For more information visit:http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/school-bullying.htmlStatistics
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, nearly a third of all students aged 12-18 reported having been bullied at school in 2007, some almost daily.
• Most children have either been bullied, bully others or witnessed bullying at school.
• More than one in five children are bullied regularly at school. Some are bullied occasionally.
• About one in five children can bully.
• In American schools, an estimated 160,000 children miss school every day, due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students. 20% of students carry weapons to school to feel safer, 22% of students are victimized at the beginning of the year and 8% are victimized during the remainder of the year. 50% of students knew of a student who had switched schools to feel safer.
• 40% of suicide victims had been bullied at school. (Victorian Coroner 2007)
• National School Safety Center, USA, estimates that 525,000 "attacks, shakedowns and robberies" occur in an average month in public secondary schools.
• Two thirds of school shootings were conducted by victims of bullying.
• More than 50 % of teachers report being bullied at school (BBC TV 2006, NSW Teachers Union Study 2004)
• The National Education Association USA reports that every day 6,250 teachers are threatened with bodily harm and 260 are actually physically assaulted.
Information from Bullying.com.au, www.schoolsafefty.usRelated articles:http://www.schoolsafety.us/products/school-safety-newsjournals--National
school Safety Centerhttp://www.schoolsafety.us/products/school-safety-newsjournalshttp://www.ncpc.org/topics/school-safety
--- National Crime Prevention Councilhttp://www.stopbullyingworld.org/
International Bullying Prevention Associationhttp://www.guardchild.com/cyber-bullying-statistics-by-country/international-cyber-bullying-statistics
---Guard Child ( protecting Children In The Digital age)http://www.suicide.org/international-suicide-statistics.html
Suicide Prevention, Awareness, and Supporthttp://iawbh.org/
International Association on Workplace Bullying and Harassment injuryclaimcoach.com/protect-your-child
Common Ground magazine
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