Latest Statistics on Bullying

I recently posted that 161,000 students a year do not come to school because they were bullied”. I received an email from the National Bullying Prevention Center with the latest statistics dealing with  bullying. 

  •  Nearly one-third of all school-aged children are bullied each year – upwards of 13 million students.
  •  Nationwide, 20 percent of students in grades 9-12 experienced  bullying.  (Source: The 2011 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  • Nationwide, 28 percent of students in grades 6-12 experienced bullying.  Source:  The 2008-2009 School Crime Supplement – National Center for Education Statistics and Bureau of Justice Statistics)
  • 64 percent of children who were bullied did not report it; only 36 percent reported the bullying.  (Petrosino, 2010:  What Characteristics of Bullying, Bullying Victims – National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional Assistance.)
  • Fifty-seven percent of bullying situations stop when a peer intervenes on behalf of the student being bullied (Social Development, Volume 10, Issue 4, pages 512-527, November 2011)
  • Children with disabilities were two to three times more likely to be bullied than their nondisabeld peers. (Disabilities: Insights from Across Fields and Around the World, 2009)