School Bullying Statistics are listed below to provide you with a sense of the situation. It can be disheartening to read them, but remember, statistics only reflect the current reality. So, if we want them to improve, then we must work together to make positive changes in our environment. This is why I created the Speedsuit Powers Trilogy... because I believe change is possible! This is why I also wrote the article (which is at the back of each book): MOVING BEYOND BULLYING: Laying Groundwork for Discovering School Bullying Solutions that Work for Everyone. Do you want to help make a difference? In February, a plan will be laid out for how we can move forward together.
SCHOOL BULLYING STATISTICS
160,000 children stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying.
Nearly 30% of students are either bullies or victims of bullying.
Every 7 minutes a child is bullied; 85% of the time, there is no intervention of any kind.
Bullying is a leading factor in suicide among kids 11-16 years old.
Bully victims are 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims.
Bullies also have an increased risk for suicidal behaviors.
43% of middle school children avoid the bathroom and locker rooms at all costs due to certainty of being bullied.
1 of every 4 children is more than occasionally cyber-bullied.
More 25 million families are currently traumatized by bullying in the U.S. today.
When polled, 98% of students indicated that they want teachers to intervene.
In schools where there are antibullying programs, bullying is reduced by 50%.
Bullying was a factor in 2/3 of the 37 school shootings reviewed by the US Secret Service.
86% of children aged 12-15 report at least some form of bullying has interfered with their studies moderately or severely.
Recent bullying studies have found that schools that had a more intense bullying atmosphere, passing rates on standardized tests in such subjects as algebra, earth science and world history were 3 to 6% lower.
By age 24, 60% of bullies have been charged with a crime.