Bullying Statistics

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.”
(Source: Pew Internet)
  • 82 percent of children have an online presence before they turn two.

(Source: AVG)

  • 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)




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