What are some quick bullying statistics?
Bullying statistics are a good way to understand the scope and type of problem bullying is.
- 28 percent of all students between 12 and 18 are victims of some kind of maltreatment.
- 47 percent of all bullied students report that they are primarily bullied in school stairways or hallways.
- 33 percent report being bullied in the classroom.
- 9 percent of victims are bullied in the bathroom or the locker room.
- 6 percent are bullied on the school bus.
- The most common form of bullying is being called names or being insulted.
- Other methods include: physical harm, social exclusion and the destruction of property.
(Source: National Center for Education)
- 8 percent of students were bullied online in 2011.
- 20 percent of all students reported that their peers were “mostly unkind” on social networks.
- 33 percent of female students reported that their peers were “mostly unkind” on social networks.
- 9 percent of 12-17 year-olds said they had been bullied by text.
- 8 percent were bullied by email, on a social network, or through instant messaging.
- 7 percent were bullied by phone.
- 88 percent of teens reported they had witnessed bullying online.
- 12 percent claimed it “happened frequently.”
- 82 percent of children have an online presence before they turn two.
- Children who were bullies in grades six to nine are 60 percent more likely to have a criminal conviction by 24.
(Source: Utterly Global)
- Workplace bullying causes $3 billion in lost productivity and a $19 billion loss in employment each year.
(Source: Occupational Safety and Health)
Adults who bullied as children are …
- 11 times more likely to have had conduct disorder.
- 10 times more likely to lie.
- 6 times more likely to fight.
- 3 times more likely to engage in harassment.
(Source: Iowa State Sociology)
- 35 percent (53.5 million) of Americans are bullied at work each year.
- 45 percent of those bullied at work experienced a health problem.
(Source: Workplace Bullying Institute)