The effects of bullying Nov 18. 2012 | Comments (0)
THE EFFECTS OF BULLYING
- It is estimated that 160,000 children miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation by other students.
- 15% of all school absenteeism is directly related to fears of being bullied at school.
- According to bullying statistics, 1 out of every 10 students who drops out of school does so because of repeated bullying.
Violence and Crime: Bullying in Action
- 1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school.
- 282,000 students are physically attacked in secondary schools each month.
- 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.
- Among students, homicide perpetrators were more than twice as likely as homicide victims to have been bullied by peers.
- 87% of students said shootings are motivated by a desire to “get back at those who have hurt them.”
- 86% of students said, “other kids picking on them, making fun of them or bullying them” causes teenagers to turn to lethal violence in the schools.
- 61% of students said students shoot others because they have been victims of physical abuse at home.
- Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shooting incidents.
- 30% of students who reported they had been bullied said they had at times brought weapons to school.
- A bully is 6 times more likely to be incarcerated by the age of 24.
- A bully is 5 times more likely to have a serious criminal record when s/he grows up.
- Bullying was a factor in 2/3 of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the US Secret Service.
- 46% of males and about 26 percent of females have admitted to being victims in physical fights as reported in one report of bullying suicide statistics by the Bureau of Justice School.
- Children who are being bullied are 14 times more likely to suffer behavior and emotional problems.
Effectiveness of Bullying Prevention Programs
- Studies show reductions of 50% or more in student reports of being bullied and bullying others.
- Peer and teacher ratings of bullying problems have yielded roughly similar results.
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