Studies & Statistics

Bullying and Cyber-bullying Studies & Statistics

Kids in a classroom
  • One student in every four in Australian schools is affected by bullying, says recent research commissioned by the Federal Government.
  • Almost 30 percent of teens in the United States (or over 5.7 million) are estimated to be involved in bullying as either a bully, a target of bullying, or both, according to the National Youth Violence Prevention Resource Center.
  • Bullying can lead teenagers to feel tense, anxious, and afraid.  It can affect their concentration in school, and can lead them to avoid school in some cases.
  • Kids who are bullied are three times more likely to show depressive symptoms, says the Centre for Adolescent Health.
  • Children who were bullied were up to nine times more likely to have suicidal thoughts.
  • Girls who were victims of bullying in their early primary school years were more likely to remain victims as they got older, according to British research.
  • Children who were frequently bullied by their peers were more likely to develop psychotic symptoms in their early adolescence, says more UK research.
  • Children as young as three can become victims of bullying, says Canadian researchers.
  • Young people who bully have a one in four chance of having a criminal record by the age of 30.
  • Bullying is the fourth most common reason young people seek help from children’s help services.
  • High school incidents of bullying not dropping with a 15 per cent reporting one to three bullying incidents in the last month and 3.4 per cent 10 times or more.
  • 23 per cent of elementary students reported being bullied one to three times in the last month bullying statistics say.
  • School bullying statistics in the United Stats show that about one in four kids in the U.S. are bullied on a regular basis. Between cyber bullying and bullying at school, the school bullying statistics illustrate a huge problem with bullying and the American school system.
  • Recent bullying statistics admit that half of all bullying incidents go unreported.
  • 65 percent of Year 4 students experienced covert bullying, with this number decreasing to 35 percent of Year 9 students. Up to 10 percent of students in Year 4 to Year 9 reported having been cyber bullied in the previous term, with older students in this age category reporting a higher rate of victimization than younger students

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