School Bullying – The Facts

By August 24, 2011 School Violence

The Numbers:

  • 77% of students are bullied mentally, verbally and physically
  • Half of all bullying incidents go unreported
  • 100,000 students carry a gun to school
  • Each day 160,000 students miss school for fear of being bullied

Source: http://www.how-to-stop-bullying.com/bullyingstatistics.html

The reality:

The reality is no less alarming: School bullying can occur anywhere, anytime. No school and no student are immune or absolutely safe.

The five top worst school bullying states (K – 12) are:

1. California

2. New York

3. Illinois

4. Pennsylvania

5. Washington

The Reaction:

  • Don’t stand back
  • Don’t hesitate
  • Don’t despair

– There are ways to deal with bullying, mitigate its effect, and minimize its impact on your kids, schools and communities.

– There are on and off-campus security strategies, classroom safety measures, and counter cyber-bullying steps you can take.

– Plan, train, create partnerships, inform employees, the media, your community.

Resources:

Here are a few initial resource that can help you familiarize yourself with the issues involved:

National Associations of School Psychologists

http://www.nasponline.org/resources/factsheets/bullying_fs.aspx

How To Stop Bullying?

http://www.how-to-stop-bullying.com/bullyingstatistics.html

Bullying Statistics

http://www.bullyingstatistics.org/content/school-bullying.html

11 Facts about Bullying

http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/11-facts-about-school-bullying

American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry – Bullying

http://www.aacap.org/cs/root/facts_for_families/bullying

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