Facts & Statistics

These bully statistics from our friends at MBNBD are staggering and heartbreaking:

  • One in five kids is bullied frequently, incessantly and daily.
  • Over 160,000 kids miss school every day due to fear of attack or intimidation. National Education Association
  • One out of every 10 students who dropped out of school does so because of repeated bullying.
  • Over 19,000 kids attempt suicide because of bullying each year.
  • 71% of students report incidents of bullying as a problem at their school.
  • 56% of students have personally witnessed some type of bullying 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.
  • 90% of 4th through 8th graders report being victims of bullying
  • 1 out of 20 students has seen a student with a gun at school.
  • Bullying statistics say revenge is the strongest motivation for school shootings.
  • 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.
  • Harassment and bullying have been linked to 75% of school-shooting incidents.

Bullying includes:

Physical – Any form of physical attack: hitting, kicking, pinching, punching, poking, scratching, spitting. Damage to or taking someone else’s belongings may constitute as physical bullying.

Verbal – name-calling, teasing, taunting, insulting, making racist, sexist or homophobic jokes, remarks or teasing, using sexually suggestive or abusive language, offensive remarks.

Indirect – spreading nasty stories about someone, exclusion from social groups, being made the subject of mean-spirited rumors, and sending abusive mail.

Cyber bullying – any type of bullying that is carried out by electronic medium. These include bullying via text messages, picture/video clips via mobile phone cameras, laptops, desktop computers, and pads.

  1. Text message bullying.
  2. Bullying via social media.
  3. Bullying through instant messaging (IM).
  4. Picture/video clip bullying via mobile phone cameras/or other electronic devices.
  5. Phone call bullying.
  6. Email bullying.
  7. Chat-room bullying.

Source: Make Beats Not Beat Downs

Suicide

The statistics on bullying and suicide from bullyingstatistics are alarming:

  • Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.
  • Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University.
  • A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying.
  • 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above.

Most people who commit suicide don’t want to die, they just want to stop hurting. It’s a desperate attempt to escape and they can’t see any way of finding relief except through death. They just want the pain to stop and they can’t see any alternative.

Take any suicidal talk or behavior seriously. It’s not just a warning sign that the person is thinking about suicide—it’s a cry for help.

If you’re thinking about committing suicide, call 1-800-273-TALK in the U.S.

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