Bullying happens globally to children. There are major types of bullying we see either emotional or physical. There are certain reasons why kids decide to bully on another and the victim is often scared to tell an adult. Bullies can be brought up by certain elements like income, friends and so on.
Statistics of Bullying
- Over 3 million students are victims of bullying each year nation wide.
- Approximately 160,000 teens skip school every day to evade bullying.
- 1 in 4 teachers see nothing wrong with bullying and will only intervene 4 percent of the time.
- Most school bullying occurs inside the school
- 56 percent of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying at school.
- There is noticeably more bullying in middle school (grades 6 – 8) than in higher grade levels
- Over two-thirds of students believe that schools respond poorly and most think help is infrequent and ineffective.
- 71 percent of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
- 1 out 10 students drop out of school because of repeated bullying.
- Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75 percent of school-shooting incidents.
- Physical bullying increases in elementary school, peaks in middle school and declines in high school.
- Verbal bullying, on the other hand, remains constant throughout school
- Emotional bullying is the most common type of bullying
- Cyberbullying is greater in the last three years of high school
Know your bullying stats and try to talk to your children about bullying and offer ways to help. You can offer advice like ways to stand up to bullies by telling them “no” or simply walk away. You can always discuss bullying issues with your alumni who are parents on AlumniClass.com