5 Things You May Not Know About Bullying

5 Things You May Not Know About Bullying

1.  Who has been bullied?:  28% of U.S. students in grades 6–12 experienced bullying. (Source:  National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics, School Crime Supplement , 2011.)  20% of U.S. students in grades 9–12 experienced bullying (Source:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, 2013)  And according to to a Health Day News study in 2015, 15% of college students reported they had been bullied.
2.  Cyber Bullying:  9% of students in grades 6-12 experienced cyberbullying, however when just looking at high school students (grades 9-12) that number jumps to 15%, and according to a Health Day News study in 2015, 22% of college students reported being cyberbullied in college.
[NOTE:  What the statistics above basically show is that as students get older there is a shift from bullying to cyber bullying.]
3.  Bullying Going Unreported:  Only about 20 to 30% of students who are bullied notify adults about the bullying.
4.  Importance of bystander intervention:  When bystanders intervene, bullying stops within 10 seconds 57% of the time.
5.  Effective School Bullying Prevention Programs:  “Zero Tolerance”/expulsion programs in schools have been proven ineffective on bullying prevention.  Bullying is a relationship problem.  It requires a relationship solution.
Bullying prevention programs that have the most promise involve the entire school community, including: students, families, administrators, teachers, and staff to create a culture of respect.

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